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Blog Archive - January, 2019


434 Articles

Man Killed in Dump Truck Crash in Columbia, Tennessee

January 29, 2019

COLUMBIA, TN. – A man was killed January 24 in a dump truck crash in Columbia, Tennessee, according to an online news report posted to wsmv.com. The crash appears to have been caused by a tire blowout, and the dump truck was the only vehicle involved. The wreck remains under investigation.* 

Three Injured in Vehicle Crash at Florida Hospital

January 29, 2019

CRYSTAL RIVER, FL. – According to an online news report from chronicleonline.com, three people were injured in a vehicle crash at a Florida hospital on January 24. A car and an SUV collided at the exit of a hospital in the area of Crystal River, Florida. All three injured persons have been identified.*

Multi-Vehicle Wreck Blocks I-20 in Atlanta, Georgia

January 29, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news story published at 11alive.com, a multi-vehicle wreck blocked Interstate 20 in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 27. Few details about the accident have been released at this time. It is not clear if anyone was injured.* 

Former Tampa Bay Hockey Captain Injured in Bus Accident in Florida

January 29, 2019

TAMPA BAY, FL. – A former Tampa Bay hockey captain was injured January 26 in a bus crash that occurred in Tampa Bay, Florida, according to a news story reported online at northwestgeorgianews.com. Three buses collided on a highway, causing injuries to several people. Two drivers were issued citations for the accident.* 

Study: Drivers Using Cell Phones in More Dangerous Ways

January 28, 2019

UNITED STATES – As reported online by thetrucker.com, drivers in America are using their cell phones in more dangerous ways. A recent study found that people are more likely to manipulate their phones while driving, rather than simply holding the phones or talking on the phones.*

Two Drivers Injured in Wreck in Miller County, Georgia

January 28, 2019

MILLER COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at walb.com, two drivers were injured January 24 in a vehicle wreck in miller County, Georgia. Little information about the wreck has been released at this time, and the injured drivers have not been identified.* 

Several Injured in Rollover Crash in Albany, Georgia

January 28, 2019

ALBANY, GA. – Several people were injured January 24 in a rollover crash in Albany, Georgia, according to an online news story from walb.com. The drivers of the two vehicles involved have been identified, but the names of passengers were not released. One of the drivers was cited for causing the accident.* 

Two-Vehicle Crash Reported in Albany, Georgia

January 28, 2019

ALBANY, GA. – According to an online news story published at walb.com, a two-vehicle wreck occurred on January 25 in Albany, Georgia, and blocked traffic for some time. Few details have been released about the accident at this time, and no information about injuries has yet been reported.* 

Vehicle Hits Man Dancing in Road in Macon, Georgia

January 28, 2019

MACON, GA. – A vehicle hit a man who was reportedly dancing in the roadway January 24 in Macon, Georgia, according to an online news story reported at 13wmaz.com. The victim has been identified, but the circumstances surrounding the incident are still not clear.*

Two Arrested After Fleeing Accident Scene in Macon, Georgia

January 28, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news report from 41nbc.com, two men were arrested January 22 after fleeing the scene of an accident in Macon, Georgia. The events that unfolded after the accident took a bizarre turn, culminating in one of the suspects claiming he was an undercover officer.* 

Driver Crashes into Building in Alpharetta, Georgia

January 28, 2019

ALPHARETTA, GA. – According to an online news report posted to patch.com, a driver crashed into a building January 25 in Alpharetta, Georgia. The cause of the accident is still not known, and officials have indicated the driver died of his injuries. The victim has been identified.* 

Woman Killed in Collision with Tree in Dunlap, Tennessee

January 27, 2019

DUNLAP, TN. – A woman was tragically killed in a January 19 collision with a tree in Dunlap, Tennessee, according to an online news report from wrcbtv.com. The woman’s vehicle was the only one involved in the wreck, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation. An infant was riding in the car at the time, and it is not clear if the child was injured.*

Head-On Crash in Waterloo, Alabama, Kills One, Injures Four

January 27, 2019

WATERLOO, AL. – As reported online by a news story published to timesdaily.com, a head-on crash January 20 killed one person and injured four others in Waterloo, Alabama. No information has yet been released about the cause of the accident, and only two people involved have been identified.* 

Atlanta Car Collision Injury Lawyer Pleads with Drivers Not to Ignore Recall Notices

January 27, 2019

Keeping your car in good working order is the first step in safeguarding your safety and the safety of others on the road.

According to a March 2018 Forbes article, there were a total of 30.7 million vehicles in the United States affected by some sort of recall notice in 2017. These notices alert vehicle owners that one or more components or systems in their vehicle may not be functioning properly and should be repaired. In a few cases, the defect that prompts the repair notice can be fatal (such as was the case with the Takata airbag inflator recall); in the majority of cases, however, the defect described in the recall notice can appear to be of little import. Ignoring these notices and continuing to drive one’s car can be a dangerous and careless decision that exposes a person to needless risk of physical and legal jeopardy.

Exploding Battery in Toy Gun Injures Child

January 27, 2019

FARMINGTON, UTAH- Fox5atlanta.com writes that a boy in Utah sustained injuries when the laser toy that he received as a gift exploded in his face. A video the family was taking on shows the child covering his eyes after the toy blew up and spewed battery chemicals on him.*

Police in Smyrna, Georgia, Make Arrest in Fatal Pedestrian Crash Case

January 27, 2019

SMYRNA, GA. – According to an online news report published at fox5atlanta.com, police in Smyrna, Georgia, have made an arrest in the case of a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred January 17. Police had been looking for the driver, who fled the scene after the collision, and they asked for the public’s help in locating him.* 

Georgia Man Killed by Vehicle on I-59 in Alabama

January 26, 2019

ATTALLA, AL. – A man from Georgia was killed January 22 after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 59 near Attalla, Alabama, according to an online news report from ledger-enquirer.com. Few details about the crash have been reported at this time, but the man has been identified.* 

Georgia Funeral Home Owner Killed in Vehicle Accident

January 26, 2019

BRUNSWICK, GA. – A Georgia funeral home owner was killed January 21 in a vehicle accident in Brunswick, Georgia, according to an online news report published at thebrunswicknews.com. The accident occurred at a local park during a gathering for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.*

Passenger Killed in Vehicle Crash in Cartersville, Georgia

January 26, 2019

CARTERSVILLE, GA. – As reported online by a news article from patch.com, a passenger was killed January 22 in a vehicle crash in Cartersville, Georgia. The crash started as a single-vehicle accident, but a second vehicle became involved due to the trajectory of the first vehicle. The victim of the crash has been identified by officials.* 

Pedestrian Killed After Hit by Vehicle in Etowah County, Alabama

January 26, 2019

ETOWAH COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story posted at al.com, a pedestrian was killed January 22 after being hit by a vehicle in Etowah County, Alabama. The collision occurred on Interstate 59. The circumstances of the accident are not yet clear, but officials have released the name of the victim.* 

Man Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

January 26, 2019

TUSCALOOSA, AL. – A man was struck and killed by a vehicle January 22 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, according to an online news story reported at wvtm13.com. Little information about the accident has been released at this time. The victim was not initially identified, but authorities have now released his name.*

NC Deputies Suspect Homicide After Responding to Call About Vehicle Wreck

January 26, 2019

BERTIE COUNTY, NC. – Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina suspect homicide after they responded to a call about a vehicle wreck January 19, according to an online news story reported at 13newsnow.com. The call that originally came into the department described a possible traffic accident, but authorities are now going to open a homicide investigation.* 

Sheriff’s Deputy Crashes into Gas Station in Monroe, Georgia

January 25, 2019

MONROE, GA. – A deputy with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office crashed his patrol vehicle into the side of a gas station building January 22 in Monroe, Georgia, according to an online news story published at cbs46.com. The deputy and an employee inside the gas station were injured in the collision.* 

Two Teenagers Injured in Vehicle Crash in Okaloosa County, Florida

January 25, 2019

OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL. – Two teenagers were injured in a vehicle crash January 22 in Okaloosa County, Florida, according to an online news story published at wjhg.com. The accident appears to have been caused by a faulty hood latch on one of the vehicles involved. One of the teens has been identified, but the other has not.*

Two Firefighters Injured in Crash in Walton County, Georgia

January 25, 2019

WALTON COUNTY, GA. – Two firefighters were injured January 18 in a vehicle crash in Walton County, Georgia, according to an online news report posted at cbs46.com. The fire truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident, and no details about how the crash occurred have yet been released.* 

Man Dies in Single-Car Accident in Tattnall County, Georgia

January 25, 2019

TATTNALL COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wtoc.com, a man died January 20 in a single-car accident in Tattnall County, Georgia. The accident also resulted in a loss of power for numerous residents in the area, as the man’s vehicle crashed into a utility pole near Georgia Highway 144.* 

Five-Vehicle Wreck Shuts Down I-675 in Stockbridge, Georgia

January 25, 2019

STOCKBRIDGE, GA. – As reported online in a news story from 11alive.com, a five-vehicle wreck shut down all the southbound lanes of Interstate 675 in Stockbridge, Georgia, on January 19. Little information about the wreck has been released at this time. It is not yet clear if anyone was injured.* 

Bus Driver Pleads Guilty in Georgia Court for Crash that Killed Teenager

January 24, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – A bus driver pleaded guilty January 18 in a Georgia court to charges of second-degree vehicular homicide in connection with a 2017 crash that killed an Alabama teenager, according to an online news story reported at al.com. The driver was taking a group of teens to the Atlanta, Georgia, airport for a church mission trip, when he crashed into another vehicle.*

Two Injured After Car Flips in Chatham, Georgia

January 24, 2019

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at savannahnow.com, two people were injured January 22 after their vehicle flipped in a collision in Chatham County, Georgia. Police are investigating the accident and have not yet identified the victims.* 

Pedestrian Hit By Car on Highway 87 in Pike County, Alabama

January 24, 2019

PIKE COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story published at troymessenger.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Alabama Highway 87 in Pike County, Alabama. The victim and the driver have been identified, and it is not yet clear if the driver will be charged in connection with the accident.* 

Investigation Ongoing in Bartow, Georgia, Train Derailment

January 23, 2019

BARTOW, GA. – According to an online news story posted at augustachronicle.com, the investigation into a January 6, 2019 train derailment in Bartow, Georgia, is ongoing and could take several more weeks to conclude. The investigation also might be hampered by the federal government shutdown.*  

16-Year-Old Girl Killed in Wreck on Georgia Highway 283

January 23, 2019

HALL COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at 11alive.com, a 16-year-old girl died January 17 in a vehicle wreck on Georgia Highway 283 in Hall County, Georgia. The driver of the vehicle is facing charges in connection with the wreck and the girl’s death.* 

North Carolina Man’s Kia Spontaneously Catches Fire

January 23, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, NC. – According to an online news story published at abc11.com, a North Carolina man says his Kia spontaneously caught on fire. Kia has recalled several models of vehicles because of engine fires, but the man’s vehicle was not included in the recent recalls.* 

Man Killed in Vehicle Wreck in Forsyth County, Georgia

January 23, 2019

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA. – A man was killed in a vehicle wreck January 17 in Forsyth County, Georgia, according to an online news story reported at forsythnews.com. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined by authorities. The man was reportedly in the United States from India on a work visa.* 

Pedestrian Killed in Crash in Horry County, South Carolina

January 22, 2019

HORRY COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news story reported at myrtlebeachonline.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a traffic crash January 18 in Horry County, South Carolina. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified at this time, but the victim’s name has been released by officials.*

Understanding Symptoms of Car Accident Injuries

January 22, 2019

Often when people have been involved in car accidents, they either do not know they are injured or try to ignore symptoms, hoping they will get better. It is important to understand the symptoms associated with car accident injuries, as early medical treatment is vital to a healthy future.

Florida Authorities Looking for Driver Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

January 22, 2019

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL. – Authorities in Escambia County, Florida, are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash on January 17, according to an online news report from weartv.com. Troopers have released a description of the vehicle and are hoping to apprehend the driver quickly. The victim has not yet been identified.*

Tractor-Trailer Overturns in Jones County, Georgia

January 21, 2019

JONES COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story published at wgxa.tv, a tractor-trailer overturned January 15 in Jones County, Georgia. The cause of the accident is not yet clear, and the driver of the tractor-trailer has not been identified. It does not appear that anyone was seriously injured.* 

Georgia Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Wreck on I-81 in Virginia

January 21, 2019

PULASKI COUNTY, VA. – An online news story from wdbj7.com reports that a man from Georgia was killed January 12 in a three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County, Virginia. The man was reportedly driving a military vehicle and collided with two tractor-trailers because of slick road conditions.*

Georgia Woman Killed in Head-On Crash on Florida Highway

January 21, 2019

JACKSON COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report published at newsherald.com, a Georgia woman was killed January 13 in a head-on vehicle crash on a Florida highway. The collision occurred in Jackson County, Florida, and authorities are looking into the possibility of alcohol being involved in the accident.*

Four People Injured in Wreck in Charlotte, North Carolina

January 21, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC. – As reported in a news story online at wcnc.com, four people were injured in a multi-vehicle wreck that occurred January 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Few details about the accident have been released at this time, and the victims have not been identified by local officials.* 

Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Hits, Kills 15-Year-Old Pedestrian

January 21, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story published at nbc-2.com, a Florida sheriff’s deputy hit and killed a 15-year-old pedestrian. The accident occurred in Hillsborough County, Florida, and the deputy was reportedly working undercover at the time. The victim has not been identified.*

Vehicle Accident Statistics in the United States

January 20, 2019

UNITED STATES – An online article posted at theislandnow.com discusses the upward trend of vehicle accidents in the United States and the area of the country that sees the most traffic crashes. By accident totals, the state of Florida is the most accident-prone area of the nation.* 

Even More Vehicles Added to Takata Air Bag Recall

January 20, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online story published at citizentruth.org, even more vehicles have been added to the Takata air bag recall in the United States. Carmaker Ford recently announced 953,000 vehicles added to the recall, and Toyota has now announced another 1.7 million vehicles that it is adding to the recall.* 

Winter Storms Increase Risk of Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents

January 20, 2019

Winter weather is officially upon us, and inclement conditions can increase the risk of car accidents in your area. Unfortunately, many winter weather events occur in the early morning and evening, when a lot of people are commuting to and from work. Use extra caution every time you have to drive during inclement weather.*

Woman Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Jackson County, Florida

January 20, 2019

JACKSON COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story from dothaneagle.com, a woman was killed January 11 in a single-vehicle wreck in Jackson County, Florida. Two people were in the car at the time, and authorities are not yet sure who was driving the vehicle. The accident is still under investigation.*

Company Recalls Bicycles for Steerer Tube Collar Issues

January 20, 2019

UNITED STATES – The bicycle company Specialized is recalling certain bicycles because of issues with the steerer tube collars, according to an online news report published at dailyhornet.com. The steerer tubes can crack and result in a loss of control for a person riding one of the bicycles.*

Man Airlifted After Rear-End Collision in Molino, Florida

January 20, 2019

MOLINO, FL. – A man was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries January 15 after a rear-end collision in Molino, Florida, according to a news report published online at weartv.com. The man has been identified, and the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.* 

Fiery Florida Crash Kills Five Children from Small Louisiana Town

January 20, 2019

GAINESVILLE, FL. – A fiery four-vehicle crash in Gainesville, Florida, killed five children from a small town in Louisiana, according to an online news report from claimsjournal.com. The children were on a church trip to Disney World and were caught in a collision involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 75.*

Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Berkeley County, South Carolina

January 20, 2019

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news report published at counton2.com, a man was killed January 12 in a single-vehicle wreck in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The cause of the accident is not clear, and little information about the wreck has been released. The victim has been identified by the county coroner’s office.* 

Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Alabama Highway 247

January 19, 2019

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story published at al.com, a man was killed January 15 in a single-vehicle accident on Alabama Highway 247 in Franklin County, Alabama. Little information has been reported about the circumstances of the accident at this time. The victim’s name has been released.* 

Two Killed in Moped Crash in Clinton, South Carolina

January 19, 2019

CLINTON, SC. – Two people were killed January 16 in a moped crash in Clinton, South Carolina, according to an online news story published at charlotteobserver.com. The victims have been identified, but the circumstances of the accident are not completely clear at this time.*

Car Crashes into Restaurant in Columbus, Georgia

January 19, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news story reported at wtvm.com, a car crashed into the side of a restaurant January 14 in Columbus, Georgia. It is not yet clear how the accident occurred. Authorities say three people, including an infant, were injured in the accident.*

Three Injured in Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Newnan, Georgia

January 19, 2019

NEWNAN, GA. – According to a news report published online at times-herald.com, three people, including two children, were injured January 14 in a multi-vehicle wreck in Newnan, Georgia. The accident occurred in a chain reaction, starting with a rear-end collision on Georgia Highway 16.* 

Driver Cited After Wreck in Livingston, Tennessee, Injures Six

January 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, TN. – According to an online news article reported at livingstonenterprise.net,a driver was cited after a vehicle wreck in Livingston, Tennessee, injured six people on January 6. Little information about the wreck has been released at this time, but the at-fault driver has been identified by officials.* 

Officers Respond to Two-Vehicle Wreck in Genesee County, Alabama

January 19, 2019

GENESEE COUNTY, AL. – Officers with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a two-vehicle wreck on Judge Road and Route 77 in Genesee County, Alabama, according to an online news report from thedailynewsonline.com. It appears only one person was injured in the accident, and the cause of the accident is not yet confirmed.* 

Vehicle Hits Pedestrian on University of Georgia Campus

January 19, 2019

ATHENS, GA. – A vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian January 11 on the University of Georgia campus, according to an online news story reported at redandblack.com. The pedestrian has not yet been identified, but police believe he or she was at fault in the collision, rather than the driver of the vehicle.*

Driver Charged After Six-Vehicle Wreck in Spartanburg, SC

January 18, 2019

SPARTANBURG, SC. – According to an online news story reported at wspa.com, a driver has been criminally charged in connection with a six-vehicle wreck that occurred January 8 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Some of the details of the crash are not yet completely clear, including what caused the crash.* 

Car Slams into Denny’s Restaurant in Columbus, Georgia

January 18, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – According to a news report online at wrbl.com, a vehicle slammed into the site of a Denny’s restaurant in Columbus, Georgia, on January 14. Two adults and a baby were in the vehicle when police arrived, and reports indicate a third adult might have run away from the scene.*

Head-On Collision in Midfield, Alabama, Kills One Driver

January 16, 2019

MIDFIELD, AL. – A head-on vehicle collision January 8 in Midfield, Alabama, killed one of the drivers, according to an online news report from al.com. The victim appears to have caused the accident, but authorities do not yet know why he deviated from his lane on the roadway and crashed into another car.*

The Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Georgia

January 16, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries should always be taken seriously, and it is important to understand the activities that are associated with these injuries. By knowing the risks for traumatic brain injuries, you can be prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones and seek appropriate care in the event of an accident.

Woman Dies in Collision in Loudon County, Tennessee

January 16, 2019

LOUDON COUNTY, TN- Knoxnews.com writes that a woman died in a car accident on Interstate 40 on Thursday, January 10, 2018. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Brandie Giblin of Murfreesboro. Giblin was driving a 2009 Honda Accord, and it drifted off the roadway and struck a utility pole.* 

Georgia Motorcyclist Injured in Kentucky Crash

January 16, 2019

METCALFE COUNTY, KY. – A motorcyclist from Georgia was injured in a traffic accident in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, according to an online news report from glasgowdailytimes.com. The 44-year-old motorcyclist reportedly lost control of his bike and crashed, sustaining serious injuries.*

Two Wrecks Delay Traffic on I-75 in Monroe County, Georgia

January 16, 2019

MONROE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from wgxa.tv, two vehicle wrecks delayed traffic along Interstate 75 South in Monroe County, Georgia. One of the wrecks reportedly involved two police vehicles, though little information about the nature of the accidents has been released.*

Woman Killed in Vehicle Crash in Forsyth County, Georgia

January 16, 2019

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA. – As reported online by forsythnews.com, a woman was killed in a vehicle crash in Forsyth County, Georgia. This was the first fatal vehicle accident to take place in Forsyth County in 2019. It appears a vehicle attempting to make a left turn drove into the path of another vehicle, killing one woman and injuring two other people.*

Cobb County, GA, Head-On Crash Kills Two Women

January 16, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report online at ajc.com, a head-on vehicle crash killed two women in Cobb County, Georgia. Authorities do not anticipate charges will be filed in connection with the crash, which also injured two other people.* 

Georgia AG Files Lawsuit Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers

January 16, 2019

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – The Attorney General of Georgia has filed a lawsuit against numerous prescription opioid manufacturers, according to an online news report from wsav.com. The lawsuit, filed in Gwinnett County, Georgia, alleges that the actions of the named manufacturers contributed to the opioid crisis in the state.* 

Police Identify Homeless Man Killed by Vehicle in Columbus, Georgia

January 15, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news report from wtvm.com, police have released the identity of a homeless man who was struck and killed by a vehicle on January 9 in Columbus, Georgia. Police are also looking for a potential witness who stopped at the scene of the accident then left before police could talk to him or her.* 

Coweta County, Georgia Reports No Fatal Accidents in December 2018

January 15, 2019

COWETA COUNTY, GA. – As reported online by times-herald.com, Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol in Coweta County, Georgia, say no fatal vehicle accidents occurred in the county during the month of December in 2018. While Troopers responded to more than 100 crashes within the county, none of those crashes was deadly.*

Number of People Bicycling to Work Declining

January 15, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – An opinion piece online at bostonglobe.com examines the decline of people biking to work in Atlanta, Georgia, and across the United States. The vehicle that previously seemed like the future of transportation is now waning in public participation.*

Three Killed, Several Injured in South African Train Crash

January 15, 2019

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – According to an online news report from news24.com, three people were killed and several others injured in a train crash January 8 in Pretoria, South Africa. After the crash, emergency crews were working to free people who had become pinned under the crashed train cars.*

The Corridor of Interstate 285, Interstate 75 and Interstate 85 a Serious Accident Risk

January 13, 2019

In Georgia, the corridor of Interstate 285 between Interstate 75 and Interstate 85 is the site of frequent accidents involving large trucks and buses, according to local reports. When these accidents occur, due to their scale, several lanes of the interstate have to be shut down, and gridlock ensues throughout the area. Aside from the traffic backups, these accidents are known for causing serious injuries and fatalities. In 2016, 179 people died on Georgia roads in accidents that involved a bus or an 18-wheeler truck

Tracking Down Hit-and-Run Drivers in Georgia

January 13, 2019

Car accidents are stressful events, particularly when the accident has caused property damage or personal injury. And a car accident can quickly turn significantly more stressful if one of the drivers leaves the scene. These types of accidents are called “hit-and-run” collisions.

Driver Killed in Head-On Collision in Cannon County, Tennessee

January 13, 2019

CANNON COUNTY, TN. – According to an online news report from wkrn.com, a driver was killed January 2 in a head-on vehicle collision in Cannon County, Tennessee. The driver was traveling in the wrong lane of a state highway, and officers believe that he might have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.*

Tractor-Trailer, Motorcycle Collide in Montgomery, Alabama

January 13, 2019

MONTGOMERY, AL. – According to an online news report from wfsa.com, a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle collided in Montgomery, Alabama. Police have not yet determined the cause of the crash, which occurred on a U.S. highway, but officials reported that one person was seriously injured.*

Driver Charged in Fatal Vehicle Crash in Pinebluff, North Carolina

January 13, 2019

PINEBLUFF, NC. – According to an online news report from courier-tribune.com, a driver has been criminally charged in connection with a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred in Pinebluff, North Carolina. The accident happened on a U.S. highway, and investigators discovered one of the drivers had been impaired at the time of the collision.*

Accident in South Fulton, Georgia, Leaves 10 People Injured

January 13, 2019

SOUTH FULTON, GA. – According to an online news report from fox5atlanta.com, a vehicle accident in South Fulton, Georgia, left 10 people, including several children, injured. All 10 people were transported to local hospitals. Few details about the accident itself have been reported at this time.* 

One Person Killed in Rear-End Collision in DeKalb County, Georgia

January 12, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – One person was killed in a rear-end collision that occurred January 5 in DeKalb County, Georgia, according to an online news report from wsbtv.com. The circumstances of the crash are not completely clear, but it appears one of the vehicles had stopped on Interstate 20 before being hit from behind.*

Man Dies After Struck by Two Vehicles in Henry County, Georgia

January 12, 2019

HENRY COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story from wsbtv.com, a 66-year-old man died after being hit by two cars in Henry County, Georgia. One of the drivers stopped to render aid, but the other left the scene. The man is being remembered as a person dedicated to his faith and his community.* 

Police to Georgia Hit-and-Run Driver: Turn Yourself In

January 12, 2019

HENRY COUNTY, GA. – As reported online in a story at fox5atlanta.com, police in Henry County, Georgia, have a message for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run: Turn yourself in. The missing driver was one of two who hit a man in Henry County, and police are actively searching for him or her.* 

Woman Hit, Killed by Vehicle in Peach County, Georgia

January 12, 2019

PEACH COUNTY, GA. – A woman was hit and killed by a vehicle on New Year’s Eve in Peach County, Georgia, according to an online news report from wgxa.tv. Little information about the accident has been reported at this time, but the victim of the crash has been identified.*

Motorcyclist Killed in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Vehicle Crash

January 11, 2019

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported on ajc.com, a motorcyclist was killed in a vehicle collision in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The victim has been identified, and it appears he collided with an SUV on the evening of January 5. Officials do not intend to pursue charges against the SUV driver.* 

Georgia State Patrol to Drivers: Practice More Patience

January 11, 2019

THOMAS COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story from walb.com, Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol in Thomas County, Georgia, have a message for drivers: Practice more patience. After responding to two fatal accidents and numerous others caused by drivers in a hurry, Troopers want people to take things easier on the roads.*

Perry County Bike and Vehicle Crash Kills 1, Injures 2

January 11, 2019

PERRY COUNTY, TN- According to fox17.com, a fatal crash took place in Perry County on Wednesday, January 2, 2019,when a cyclist was hit by a vehicle while biking on Highway 438 East. The victim was identified as Laura Mast. Another two individuals suffered injuries in the accident.*

Man Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Osprey, Florida

January 11, 2019

OSPREY, FL. – A 50-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle on January 7, 2019 in Osprey, Florida, according to an online news story from mysuncoast.com. The victim has been identified, but the cause of the accident has not been determined. Few details about the accident are available at this time.*

Tennessee Driver Arrested After Killing Child, Leaving Scene

January 11, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, TN. – As reported online at wdef.com, a Tennessee driver was arrested January 7 after hitting and killing a child with his vehicle, then leaving the scene. The crash occurred in a parking lot in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but the events leading up to the collision are not entirely clear.*

Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Middlesex, North Carolina

January 10, 2019

MIDDLESEX, NC. – A man died January 5 in a single-vehicle wreck in Middlesex, North Carolina, according to an online news report from wral.com. It is not yet clear what caused the crash, which began with a loss of control of a vehicle. Authorities have identified the victim, who lived not far from the crash site.*

Police Investigating Deadly Pedestrian Crash in Florida

January 10, 2019

TEMPLE TERRACE, FL. – According to an online news report from abcactionnews.com, police in Temple Terrace, Florida, are investigating a deadly pedestrian crash. Few details about the accident have been reported at this time, and police are asking for the public’s help in the investigation.*

Lawsuit Illustrates Dangers Lurking in Trampoline Parks

January 09, 2019

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — The children of a deceased parent are suing a trampoline park after watching their father die as a result of injuries sustained after jumping into a foam pit, BIV.com reported. The plaintiffs, Georgia and Reed Greenwood, are the daughters of Jason Greenwood. Mr. Greenwood died at the Extreme Air Park located in Richmond on January 20, 2018. The children's guardian, Molly Gates, filed the claim on behalf of Mr. Greenwood's daughters. The case is still pending in Supreme Court in British Columbia.*

Florida Touts Georgia's Hands-FreeLaw as Model for Their State

January 08, 2019

TAMPA, Florida— The still-grieving parents of a 9-year-old boy killed by a distracted driver are pushing Florida lawmakers to pass a bill similar to Georgia's new hands-free law with the hope that distracted drivers will not needlessly take any more lives. WUSF News reports that the bill is heading to the full legislative body in Florida for debate. The proposed law purports to ban touching a cell phonewhile driving and makes using a cell phone while driving a primary instead of a secondary offense.Proponents of the legislation believe passing the law will save lives.*

Two Injured in Savannah, Georgia, Vehicle Crash

January 06, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA. – Two people were injured in a vehicle crash that took place in Savannah, Georgia, according to an online news report from wsav.com. One person suffered minor injuries in the crash, and one suffered life-threatening injuries.* 

Riverside County Coroner's Office Investigating Accidental Death of Woman in Crash

January 05, 2019

CABAZON, California — The Riverside County Coroner's Office initially declined to identify the woman killed in a horrible tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 10 eastbound according to the Press-Enterprise.The preliminary investigation conducted by the California Highway Patrol revealed that the 53-year-old woman, subsequently identified as Sonia Hernandez from Rialto, clipped the front of a tractor-trailer rig and casting her off of the road surface. The reason why the crash occurred remains under investigation. The tractor-trailer operator, James Nixon from Woodstock, Georgia, was uninjured.*

Tragic Semi-Truck Rollover Accident Kills Two in Milledgeville, Georgia

January 05, 2019

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia — John and Joan Woodford, both 71, lost their lives in a collision with a tractor-trailer truck in Baldwin County. The Woodfords were from Macon, Georgia according to 41WMGT. The Georgia State Patrol investigators dispatched to the scene are still investigating what happened. However, the preliminary evidence suggests that the driver of the tractor-trailer truck ran a stop sign and caused the crash. Troopers from the Georgia State Patrol did not make any arrests as of this point in their investigation.*

Collision with Tractor-Trailer Claims Two Lives in Baldwin County, Georgia

January 05, 2019

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. — John and Joan Woodford, both 71-years-of-age, from Macon, Georgia, died during a collision with a semi-truck according to The Union-Recorder. First responders located the accident scene at the intersection of Georgia Highway 112, known to the locals as Vinson Highway, and the Fall Line Freeway. A prominent landmark, the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, is nearby. Although police investigators are still trying to determine what happened,the preliminary investigation reveals that the accident may be attributable to the driver of the tractor-trailer truck.*

Georgia Semi-Driver Narrowly Escapes Injury in Fatal Crash

January 04, 2019

CABAZON, California — A 53-year-old woman from Rialto is dead after colliding with a big rig and careening down an embankment on Interstate 10 in Cabazon, CA. The tractor-trailer truck driver, 48-year-old James Nixon, hailing from Woodstock, GA, did not suffer any injuries in the accident. The California Highway Patrol continues to have the matter which happened on Monday, December 17, 2018, around 10:30 a.m., under investigation according to the Banning-Beaumont Patch.*

Sheriff's Deputies Fortunate to Escape Injury in Crash

January 04, 2019

BURKE COUNTY, GA —   Two sheriff's deputies escaped injury after initiating a chase with an all-terrain vehicle, or ATV. The ill-fated police pursuit started in Burke County according to the Augusta Chronicle. The sheriff's office requested officers from the Georgia State Patrol handle the crash investigation, which remains on-going.

Statewide Campaign Announced Designed to Put an End to Drunk Driving

January 04, 2019

MARIETTA, GA. — The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced that it has joined with Team Georgia to remind people to drive sober or enlist a designated driver, every day, and especially during the holiday season, the Marietta Daily Journal reported. The program encourages local drinking establishments and restaurants to provide complimentarynon-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers as well as promoting ride share programs like AAA Tow to Go and Checker Cab.

Autonomous Vehicle Pioneer Claims Trip from California to New York in Self-Driving Mode

January 04, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, C.A. — Autonomous vehicle pioneer Anthony Levandowski claims he rode in a prototype car from San Francisco to New York Citywith the vehicle engaged in self-driving mode. The Guardian reported that the 3,099-miletrip began at the Golden Gate Bridge and ended at the George Washington Bridge in New York City. Levandowski says he only touched the wheel to stop the car to rest or to get gas over four days. Levandowski's critics, of which there are many, claim that he is sensationalizing his feat and question whether the methodology he employed would have the ability to accomplish what he says he did.*

Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Vehicle Crash

January 04, 2019

EATONTON, GA. – According to an online news report from unionrecorder.com, a Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a vehicle accident in Eatonton, Georgia. Preliminary investigation suggests the deputy fell asleep at the wheel before the crash and was at fault in the collision.*

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