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Cement truck overturns and strikes vehicle of Andrew Young

As some Florida residents may have heard, an accident in Georgia on May 11 injured former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and another individual when a concrete mixer truck fell over and struck two motor vehicles. The driver of the cement truck was cited in the accident.

The accident occurred in Atlanta in the midtown area where the cement truck fell over, partially crossing into the opposite lane, striking the ambassador's car and another vehicle. Ambassador Young, 83, also a former mayor of Atlanta, suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital in the area as a precautionary measure.

The second motor vehicle that was struck by the truck was crushed, and its occupant suffered injuries to an upper extremity and his head. According to a bystander's video, the man was extricated from the vehicle and helped to leave the crash area and up onto the walk. Young walked without any assistance from the crash site. According to a representative of the Atlanta police department, the driver of the cement truck received a citation for speeding and disregarding a traffic signal. As of the time of the report, the name of the driver had not been released.

When a driver fails to obey the rules of the road, as in this case, accidents may result in injury to other motorists. Individuals who are involved in truck accidents caused by a careless driver may face medical bills, lost time from work and other expenses associated with the accident. In such an event, it might be beneficial to speak with an attorney. The attorney may review the results of the accident investigation report as well as other evidence to determine if negligence was the cause of the accident.

Source: USA Today, "Andrew Young involved in accident with cement truck," May 12, 2015

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