A Georgia driver was heading northbound on U.S. 19 on the morning of Aug. 3 when a package fell from a truck ahead of him. The driver tried to avoid hitting the package, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and careen off the roadway. The incident happened just outside of Baconton.
According to a Baconton volunteer firefighter, the vehicle struck wet grass after going off the road, which caused it to flip over not far from a pecan grove.
Emergency responders took the vehicle driver to the hospital for treatment, just to be sure that his injuries were not too serious. He complained of being dizzy and lightheaded following the crash.
Traumatic brain injuries such as concussions and more severe injuries do not always manifest immediately. Therefore, whenever a driver complains of lightheadedness and dizziness following a collision, it is always a good idea to take them to a hospital for further evaluation
State troopers identified the driver of the truck that lost the package. Troopers say that charges against the truck driver are pending. In spite of the crash, traffic along U.S. 19 continued to flow at its normal pace.
Even if a driver's automobile does not actually touch a specific car, but the driver's reckless actions or negligence causes that car to get into a crash, the at-fault driver can be liable for property damages in injuries that result in the accident. Indeed, truck and automobile drivers are required to reasonably secure any items they are transporting. If an item falls from the back of a vehicle and causes another motorist to get into a crash and suffer injuries, then a lawsuit could most certainly result.
Source: walb.com, "Driver overturns, avoiding package that fell off truck," Dave Miller, Aug. 03, 2016