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Major Chemical Spill in Atlanta after Truck Accident

In April, a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials struck a passenger vehicle, causing a chemical spill that closed the downtown connector where the accident occurred. The chemical, benzoyl chloride, is harmful, with the potential to cause severe injury, burns or death if ingested or if it encounters skin or eyes. The blame in the truck accident went to both parties. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not supposed to be driving within a certain perimeter, per DOT restrictions. As such, he was cited. The driver of the passenger car was cited with improper stopping on a roadway, driving on a suspended license and improper lane change. He made an illegal U-turn in the middle of the road. This put him in the tractor-trailer’s path and contributed to the hazmat accident. Hazmat Accidents in Georgia Hazardous material transport is a highly-regulated industry in the United States. When ships or trucks carry hazardous…
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