Blog Archive - February, 2019


337 Articles

Driver Killed in Tesla Crash, Fire in Davie, Florida

February 28, 2019

DAVIE, FL. – According to a news story reported online by thedrive.com, a driver was killed in a Tesla crash and resulting fire in Davie, Florida. The report from The Drive describes several things that seemingly went wrong with the Tesla after the accident.* 

Officials Working to Address Dangerous Intersection in Ben Hill County, Georgia

February 28, 2019

BEN HILL COUNTY, GA. – Officials are working to address a dangerous intersection in Ben Hill County, Georgia, according to an online news story reported by walb.com. The intersection has been the site of numerous traffic accidents and fatalities in the last several years, and county officials are trying to come up with a solution with the Georgia Department of Transportation.*

One Person Killed in Vehicle Crash in Fulton County, Georgia

February 28, 2019

FULTON COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story posted by 11alive.com, one person was killed in a vehicle crash in Fulton County, Georgia. The South Fulton Police Department has released little information about the accident, and officers have not identified the victim of the crash at this time.* 

Man Hit by Two Vehicles in Cobb County, Georgia

February 28, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report published online by ajc.com, a man was hit by two vehicles in Cobb County, Georgia. The collisions occurred near the Dobbins Air Force Base, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the man did not survive his injuries.* 

Five-Vehicle Accident Closes I-516 in Chatham County, Georgia

February 27, 2019

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story published online by wsav.com, a five-vehicle accident closed down all of Interstate 516 for a period of time in Chatham County, Georgia. Authorities have released little information about the accident at this time. It is unclear if anyone was injured in the wreck.* 

Four Accidents Occur on Same Morning on I-75 in Houston County, Georgia

February 27, 2019

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online by wgxa.tv, four vehicle accidents occurred on the same morning on Interstate 75 in Houston County, Georgia. It appears at least some of these occurred in relation to the first, in traffic that had become backed up due to the initial accident. One of the accidents resulted in a fatality.*

Two Injured in Dump Truck Crash in Dawsonville, Georgia

February 25, 2019

DAWSONVILLE, GA. – According to a news report posted online by ajc.com, two people were injured in a dump truck crash in Dawsonville, Georgia. The dump truck crashed into an SUV and then overturned onto the SUV, spilling a load from the back of the truck onto the SUV and roadway.* 

NHTSA: Intersection by UAB is Most Dangerous in Alabama

February 25, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, AL. – According to a news story posted online at patch.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deemed an intersection near the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) the most dangerous in the state. NHTSA recently released the results of a study it performed using crash data from 2003 to 2012 in every state in the U.S.*

Georgia Appears at No. 4 for ‘Dangerous’ Drivers Based on AAA Data

February 25, 2019

GEORGIA – An online news story from cheatsheet.com uses data from a AAA study to show which states have the most “dangerous” drivers, based on the number of hit-and-run accidents in the states, as well as the number of fatal vehicle crashes. Georgia has the fourth-highest number of “dangerous” drivers, based on a list created from the AAA data.*

Report: Georgia Ranked 14th for Deadliest Roadways

February 25, 2019

GEORGIA – An online news story from patch.com discusses a recent report from the website 24/7 Wall St. regarding the rate of deadly vehicle accidents in each state in the U.S. Out of all the states, Georgia holds the No. 14 ranking for deadliest roadways, according to the information from 24/7 Wall St.* 

Troopers Still Looking for Driver in Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Clayton County, GA

February 25, 2019

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol are still looking for the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run pedestrian crash that happened in January in Clayton County, Georgia, according to an online news story reported by fox5atlanta.com. Authorities have obtained surveillance video that shows the accident, but they have not yet been able to identify the vehicle or driver.* 

North Carolina Lawmakers Look to Toughen Move-Over Law

February 25, 2019

NORTH CAROLINA – According to a news story reported online by wect.com, North Carolina lawmakers are looking to toughen the state’s move-over law. The law regulates the actions drivers must take when they see emergency and service vehicles stopped on the side of the road.*

Water Department Contractor Falls Down Shaft in Charlotte, North Carolina

February 25, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC. – According to a news story reported online by fox46charlotte.com, a water department contractor fell down a shaft in Charlotte, North Carolina. The worker was on a job site when the fall occurred, and the worker reportedly sustained serious injuries. A medical helicopter was requested but could not travel to the scene because of weather.* 

Airplane Crews Report Laser, Drone Above Jackson County, Georgia

February 25, 2019

JACKSON COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story published at 11alive.com, airplane crews flying over Jackson County, Georgia, reported seeing a laser and a drone while in the air. These devices can both become dangerous for crew members and passengers of planes, and the sightings are under investigation.* 

Four Injured in Three-Vehicle Wreck in Macon, Georgia

February 25, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to a news report published online by wgxa.tv, four people were injured, including two children, in a three-vehicle wreck in Macon, Georgia. One of the injured persons was transported to a hospital for treatment, and the other three were treated at the scene of the collision.*

One Person Injured in Train Accident in Coffee County, Georgia

February 23, 2019

COFFEE COUNTY, GA. – One person was injured in a train accident in Coffee County, Georgia, according to an online news story reported by walb.com. Authorities said a train crashed into a tractor-trailer on Barrington Road in Coffee County, but they did not provide any information about how the accident happened.* 

T-Bone Collision Kills Two in Banks County, Georgia

February 23, 2019

BANKS COUNTY, GA. – A T-Bone collision killed two people in Banks County, Georgia, according to an online news report published by ajc.com. One of the vehicles did not observe a stop sign and was T-boned by another vehicle, leaving two people inside the first vehicle with fatal injuries.* 

Child Killed in Vehicle Crash in Montgomery, Alabama

February 23, 2019

MONTGOMERY, AL. – According to a news story reported online at wsfa.com, a child was killed in a vehicle crash that took place in Montgomery, Alabama. The circumstances of the accident have not been fully reported at this time, and the victim has not been named in current reports.*

Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Collision in Athens, Alabama

February 23, 2019

ATHENS, AL. – A man was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Athens, Alabama, according to an online news story reported by waff.com. The man is identified in reports about the accident, which appears to have been caused by a failure to yield to oncoming traffic on a highway.* 

Truck Crashes into Wall of Bank in Marianna, Florida

February 23, 2019

MARIANNA, FL. – A truck crashed into the wall of a bank building in Marianna, Florida, according to an online news report posted at wctv.tv. It appears the driver of the vehicle lost control on a Marianna roadway, though the reason for the loss of control has not yet been determined by police.* 

18-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Rome, Georgia

February 23, 2019

ROME, GA. – According to an online news report published by northwestgeorgianews.com, an 18-year-old pedestrian was hit and injured by a vehicle in Rome, Georgia. The teenager reportedly has autism and entered the roadway unaware of his surroundings. The driver of the vehicle was charged following the accident for a different offense.*

Dump Truck Overturns on Car in Dawson County, Georgia

February 22, 2019

DAWSON COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wsbtv.com, a dump truck overturned onto a car in Dawson County, Georgia. It is not yet clear what caused the truck to turn over. Two people, who have not been identified, were reportedly injured and transported to a hospital.* 

Four-Vehicle Crash Blocks Traffic on I-285 Near Georgia Airport

February 22, 2019

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online by 11alive.com, a four-vehicle crash blocked traffic on Interstate 285 near a major Georgia airport. The accident happened on the morning of February 16 and delayed travels to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Two people were injured in the wreck.*  

Man Killed After Car Crashes into Tree in Jacksonville, Florida

February 22, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to an online news report published by wokv.com, a man was killed after his car ran off the road and crashed into a tree in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol is handling the investigation and has not yet released information about what caused the single-vehicle wreck.* 

Six Injured in Vehicle Crash in Lee County, Georgia

February 22, 2019

LEE COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online by walb.com, six people were injured in a vehicle crash that occurred in Lee County, Georgia. Several emergency agencies responded to the scene, and Georgia State Patrol will be handling the investigation. Troopers have released few details about the crash at this time.* 

One Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Tallahassee, Florida

February 21, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – One person was killed in a pedestrian accident in Tallahassee, Florida, according to an online news report published by wctv.tv. It is assumed the victim was the pedestrian, but this information was not confirmed in reports. The accident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office.* 

Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle in Eight Mile, Alabama

February 21, 2019

EIGHT MILE, AL. – According to an online news report published by wkrg.com, a pedestrian was killed by a vehicle in Eight Mile, Alabama. Little information about the incident has been reported at this time, and officials have not released the identity of the victim or the driver of the vehicle.* 

Tractor-Trailer Overturns in Carter County, Tennessee

February 21, 2019

CARTER COUNTY, TN. – As reported online in a news story published by wjhl.com, a tractor-trailer overturned in Carter County, Tennessee. It is not yet clear how the accident happened or whether anyone sustained injuries as a result of the collision. The driver of the tractor-trailer has not been identified.*

Two Killed in Separate Accidents in Mobile County, Alabama

February 21, 2019

MOBILE COUNTY, AL. – Two people were killed in separate accidents in Mobile County, Alabama, according to an online news story published by fox10tv.com. One of the accidents involved a motorcyclist and an SUV, while the other involved a vehicle and a pedestrian. Authorities have not identified either victim.* 

Scooter Companies React to Ban Imposed in Marietta, Georgia

February 20, 2019

MARIETTA, GA. – After the Marietta City Council voted to ban electric scooters inside the City of Marietta, Georgia, scooter companies have issued some public statements in reaction, according to an online news story published by ajc.com. The companies are standing by their vehicles as safe and green methods of transportation.* 

Pedestrian Killed in Vehicle Collision in Pensacola, Florida

February 18, 2019

PENSACOLA, FL. – As reported online in a news story from pnj.com, a pedestrian was killed in a vehicle collision in Pensacola, Florida. The driver of the vehicle has been identified, but the pedestrian’s name has not been released at this time. It is not clear whether charges will be filed.*

Two Crashes Occur at Same Location on Tennessee Interstate; One Person Dies

February 18, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY, TN. – An online news story from wmcactionnews5.com reports that two crashed occurred at nearly the same time and at the same location on a Tennessee interstate. The second crash occurred when an ambulance crashed into two law enforcement vehicles that were on the scene of the first crash. One person involved suffered a heart attack and died.*  

Four People Injured in 13-Vehicle Wreck in Fulton County, Georgia

February 18, 2019

FULTON COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted by ajc.com, four people were injured in a 13-vehicle wreck in Fulton County, Georgia. The crash began with a rear-end collision between a tractor-trailer and another vehicle, and it then grew into a chain-reaction wreck that ultimately involved 13 vehicles.* 

The City of Marietta, Georgia, Bans Electric Scooters

February 18, 2019

MARIETTA, GA. – According to an online news story published by usnews.com, the City of Marietta, Georgia, has banned electric scooters. The Marietta City Council voted to institute the ban, which takes effect immediately. The council cited safety as the reason for the ban.*

Driver Killed in Single-Car Crash in Charlotte, North Carolina

February 18, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC. – A driver was killed in a single-car crash in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to an online news story published by wcnc.com. Little information has been reported about the crash at this time, and police have not yet identified the victim. The cause of the collision has not been determined.* 

Three Injured in Dump Truck Crash in Union City, North Carolina

February 18, 2019

UNION CITY, NC. – Three people were injured in a dump truck crash in Union City, North Carolina, according to an online news story published at wsoctv.com. One of these people had to be airlifted from the scene. The injured persons have not been identified at this time, and officials have reported little about how the accident took place.*

Bicyclist Hit, Killed by Vehicle in Fayetteville, North Carolina

February 18, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, NC. – According to a news report published online by cbs17.com, a bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Neither the bicyclist nor the driver of the vehicle has currently been identified. Authorities have not reported information on the cause of the accident.* 

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck in Lenoir, North Carolina

February 18, 2019

LENOIR, NC. – According to a news story reported online at wbtv.com, three people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Lenoir County, North Carolina. One of the people was severely injured and had to be flown to a hospital. The circumstances of the collision are not completely clear at this time.* 

12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Hit by Three Cars in Duluth, Georgia

February 17, 2019

DULUTH, GA. – An online news story from patch.com reports that a 12-year-old boy tragically perished after being hit by three cars in Duluth, Georgia. Reports indicate the boy was crossing a roadway when he was initially struck. However, police have said none of the drivers will likely be charged for the incident.*

School Bus Hits, Kills Motorcyclist in Garden City, Georgia

February 17, 2019

GARDEN CITY, GA. – A school bus hit and killed a motorcyclist in Garden City, Georgia, according to an online news story published by wtoc.com. The motorcyclist’s family wants answers about how this happened and what the school district is going to do to prevent another tragedy like this from happening again.*

NHTSA: Faulty Tires Cause More Deadly Vehicle Accidents Than Cell Phones

February 17, 2019

UNITED STATES – An article published online by ncnewspress.com reports that data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows faulty tires cause more deadly vehicle accidents every year than cell phones. We think about cell phone use and distracted driving as one of the largest causes of accidents, but poor tires outnumber distracted driving.* 

Nonprofit Group Tracking Near-Accidents in Charleston, South Carolina

February 17, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC. – A nonprofit group has been tracking near-accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians and bicycles, according to an online news report posted by live5news.com. The group, called Charleston Moves, has been working with the Charleston Police Department to log these close-call accidents in order to improve safety at certain areas of the city.* 

Three Children Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash in MacClenny, Florida

February 16, 2019

MACCLENNY, FL. – According to a news report published online by news4jax.com, three children were injured in a single-vehicle crash in MacClenny, Florida. The driver was 15 years old and reportedly lost control of the vehicle while traveling on Islamorada Drive. None of the occupants of the vehicle have been identified.* 

Pedestrian Killed After Hit by Tanker Truck in Hialeah, Florida

February 16, 2019

HIALEAH, FL. – According to a news story reported online by wsvn.com, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a tanker truck in Hialeah, Florida. Little information about the collision has yet been released, and the victim has not been identified. It appears the incident turned into a pileup crash on the Palmetto Expressway.* 

CDC Working on Report Regarding Risks of E-Scooters

February 16, 2019

AUSTIN, TX. – In the midst of a national electric scooter craze, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on a report regarding the health risks of the vehicles, according to an online article from cdapress.com. The report data has been gathered from the City of Austin, Texas, where about 14,000 e-scooters are in commission on the streets.*

Local Georgia Council Delays Vote on Golf Cart Ordinance in Wake of Teen Injury

February 16, 2019

DALTON, GA. – According to a news story reported online by suwaneedemocrat.com, the city council in Dalton, Georgia, delayed voting on a golf cart ordinance in the wake of an accident that caused serious injuries to a teenage girl. The council was poised to allow personal transportation vehicles on streets in a local subdivision, but council members have put off a vote until they learn more about the accident.*

Woman Killed in Single-Car Crash in Hueytown, Alabama

February 15, 2019

HUEYTOWN, AL. – According to an online news story posted at al.com, a woman was killed February 3 in a single-car crash in Hueytown, Alabama. The woman’s car ran off the road and struck a tree, which caused a power outage in the area. The woman has not been identified by officials.* 

Highway Patrol Investigating Fatal Car Accident in Miami, Florida

February 15, 2019

MIAMI, FL. – Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal car accident that occurred February 3 in Miami, Florida, according to a news story reported online by miami.cbslocal.com. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, and a fire ignited after the collision. The cause of the accident has not been determined.* 

Four-Vehicle Wreck Kills Child in Silver Springs, Florida

February 15, 2019

SILVER SPRINGS, FL. – An online news story from wctv.com reports that a four-vehicle wreck on February 1 killed a child in Silver Springs, Florida. No identifying information about the child has been reported at this time. Five other people, including other children, were injured in the accident.* 

Pedestrian Dies After Vehicle Collision in Sumter County, South Carolina

February 14, 2019

SUMTER COUNTY, SC. – A pedestrian died from her injuries after a February 2 vehicle collision in Sumter County, South Carolina, according to a news story reported online by theitem.com. Officials have released the identity of the pedestrian, but the driver of the vehicle has not been identified. It is not clear if the driver will be charged.* 

British Rapper Killed in Vehicle Accident in England

February 13, 2019

ENGLAND – The British rapper Cadet was killed in a vehicle accident in England, according to an online news report from wsbradio.com. The rapper was riding in a taxi and died when the taxi was involved in a collision with another other. He was reportedly on his way to a performance in the West Midlands area of England.* 

Converted School Bus Overturns in Savannah, Georgia

February 13, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA. – According to an online news report posted to wtoc.com, a converted school bus overturned on a street in Savannah, Georgia, on February 4. The bus was being used as an RV camper and crashed in the middle of Bay Street. The driver of the bus was arrested, and a passenger fled the scene.*

One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Collision in Pulaski, Tennessee

February 13, 2019

PULASKI, TN. – According to an online news story published at wsmv.com, one person was killed in a tractor-trailer collision in Pulaski, Tennessee. The victim has not been identified, and little information has been released about the nature of the collision. It appears the crash was a single-vehicle collision.* 

Two Crashes Cause Traffic Issues in Atlanta, Georgia

February 13, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – Two vehicle crashes on February 2 caused traffic issues throughout Atlanta, Georgia, according to an online news story reported by cbs46.com. Little information has been released regarding either accident. It is not known at this time whether anyone was injured in either wreck.*

Understanding Liability in Georgia Multi-Vehicle Accidents

February 13, 2019

Multi-vehicle accidents in Georgia are those involving two or more vehicles. While technically any accident that involves more than one vehicle is a multi-vehicle accident, the term is usually reserved for Georgia wrecks with three or more vehicles. These are also sometimes referred to as pileups.

Tragic, Fatal Wreck on I-75 in Gainesville, Florida

February 12, 2019

GAINESVILLE, FL. – A family has filed a lawsuit in connection with a child’s death caused by a four-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 in Gainesville, Florida, according to an online story published at avoyellestoday.com. The family tragically lost a 14-year-old boy in the crash who was on his way to a church trip to Disney World. He was one of five children killed in the wreck.*

Semi-Truck Crashes into Tree in Sumter County, Georgia

February 11, 2019

SUMTER COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted online at wgxa.tv, a semi-truck crashed into a tree February 5 in Sumter County, Georgia. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the crash. The driver of the semi-truck was injured and taken to a local hospital.* 

Five People Injured in Wreck on U.S. 31 in Alabama

February 10, 2019

AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story from wsfa.com, five people were injured in a multi-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 31 in Autauga County, Alabama. The victims’ current medical conditions are not known, and few details about the crash have been released at this time.* 

Man Struck by Four Vehicles on Kentucky Highway

February 09, 2019

PINE KNOT, KY. – A man was struck by four vehicles on a Kentucky highway the night of February 3, according to an online news story published at ihoneida.com. The man, who died at the scene, has been identified by officials. It does not appear any of the drivers will be charged for the accident.*

Four-Vehicle Wreck Shuts Down I-75 in Catoosa County, Georgia

February 09, 2019

CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from timesfreepress.com, a four-vehicle wreck shut down Interstate 75 North February 5 in Catoosa County, Georgia. Little information about the wreck has been reported to the media at this time. The cause of the crash has not been determined.* 

Georgia Driver Runs Over Pedestrian in Leon County, Florida

February 09, 2019

LEON COUNTY, FL. – A Georgia driver ran over a pedestrian in Leon County, Florida, according to an online news report published at tallahassee.com. The circumstances of the collision are not entirely clear, but it appears the pedestrian might have run into the path of the driver’s vehicle.* 

Two Killed in Head-On Car Crash in LaGrange, Georgia

February 09, 2019

LAGRANGE, GA. – Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in a head-on car crash in LaGrange, Georgia, according to an online news story posted to lagrangenews.com. The driver who caused the crash told authorities that he had fallen asleep at the wheel.* 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Weighing Options for E-Scooters

February 09, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – According to an online news story reported at sun-sentinel.com, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is weighing its options for to e-scooters. The city has allowed e-scooters for a period of time, and the City Commission is about to decide whether to continue allowing them or to ban them.*

Vehicle Rear-Ends School Bus in Titusville, Florida

February 09, 2019

TITUSVILLE, FL. – According to a news report published online at wftv.com, a vehicle rear-ended a school bus in Titusville, Florida. Reports have provided limited information about the accident at this time. It is not yet clear how many students were on the bus or whether anyone was injured in the crash.*

Electric Scooter Explodes on Roadway in China

February 09, 2019

CHINA – According to an online story posted to gaadiwaadi.com, an electric scooter recently exploded on a roadway in China. A video of the incident shows the vehicle spontaneously catching on fire and immediately burning to the point of destruction.*

One Killed, One Injured in Vehicle Crash in Huntsville, Alabama

February 08, 2019

HUNSTVILLE, AL. – An online news story from waaytv.com reports that one person was killed and another was injured February 4 in a vehicle crash in Huntsville, Alabama. The name of the deceased victim has been released, while the name of the injured victim has not. The cause of the collision is still unknown.* 

Construction Worker Killed in Accident at Florida Worksite

February 08, 2019

WINTER PARK, FL. – According to an online news story reported at ledger-enquirer.com, a construction worker was killed February 4 in an accident at a Florida worksite. The accident occurred at the site of a large highway construction project near Winter Park, Florida. The details of the accident have not been reported in full at this time.* 

Injuries Reported in Crash on I-95 in Palm Bay, Florida

February 08, 2019

PALM BAY, FL. – Injuries were reported from a vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Palm Bay, Florida, according to a news story reported online by floridatoday.com. Little information has been reported about the crash at this time. None of the people involved in the wreck have been identified.* 

Toccoa, Georgia, School Para Killed in Car Accident

February 08, 2019

TOCCOA, GA. – A paraprofessional with Toccoa, Georgia, schools was killed in a car accident, according to an online news story reported by foxcarolina.com. The principal of Big A Elementary School released a statement after the accident confirming that the woman had worked for the school for two decades.* 

Truck Hits, Kills Man in Seminole County, Florida

February 08, 2019

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported at orlandosentinel.com, a truck hit and killed a man in Seminole County, Florida. The circumstances of the crash are not completely clear, but reports state the man was walking a tricycle across an intersection when the truck ran into him.* 

Police Chase Ends in Crash in Walton County, Florida

February 07, 2019

WALTON COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story published at wtvy.com, a police chase ended in a vehicle crash in Walton County, Florida. The chase started in Crestview, Florida, and ended with a crash in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, according to police reports.* 

South Carolina Looking to Crack Down on Distracted Driving

February 06, 2019

SOUTH CAROLINA – The state of South Carolina is looking to crack down on distracted driving, according to an online news report published at live5news.com. The State House is currently considering a proposed law that would prohibit use of cell phones while driving on South Carolina roads.* 

Pedestrian Fatalities Rising in the United States

February 06, 2019

UNITED STATES – As reported online in a news story from forbes.com, pedestrian fatalities have been rising in the United States. In the timeframe between 2008 and 2017, more than 49,000 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in the country. While cities are trying to become more walkable, more people choosing to walk are being killed.

Two Killed in Semi-Truck Collision in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

February 06, 2019

TUSCALOOSA, AL. – According to an online news story published at wbrc.com, two people were killed January 29 in a semi-truck collision in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The victims have not been identified, and little information about the circumstances of the crash has been reported at this time.* 

‘Breathalyzer in Every Bar’ Encouraged Safe Driving During Atlanta Super Bowl

February 06, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – As reported online in a story published to indexjournal.com, the campaign “A Breathalyzer in Every Bar” encouraged safe driving practices during Super Bowl LIII, which was played in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3. Super Bowl weekend is a popular time for drinking, and Atlanta patrons would have the opportunity to make sure they’re not over the limit before hitting the road.

One Person Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Montgomery, Alabama

February 05, 2019

MONTGOMERY, AL. – An online news story from wsfa.com reports that one person was killed January 30 in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Montgomery, Alabama. Little information has been reported about the crash at this time. The victim has not been identified, and it is not clear if anyone else was injured.* 

Ambulance Crashes into Car in LaFayette, Alabama

February 05, 2019

LAFAYETTE, AL. – According to an online news report posted to thelafayettesun.com, an ambulance crashed into a car January 28 in LaFayette, Alabama. The ambulance was transporting a person to a hospital and crashed at an intersection in downtown LaFayette. The cause of the crash has not been reported.* 

Tractor-Trailer Crash in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Leaves Two Dead

February 05, 2019

TUSCALOOSA, AL. – According to an online news report published at al.com, a tractor-trailer collision on January 29 left two people dead in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. From preliminary investigation, it appears a vehicle failed to yield to the tractor-trailer at an intersection. The victims have not been identified at this time.*  

NTSB Opens Investigation into Fatal Church Van Crash in Florida

February 05, 2019

GAINESVILLE, FL. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has opened an investigation into a fatal church van crash that occurred in Gainesville, Florida, according to an online news story reported at dailycaller.com. The crash happened almost a month ago, but NTSB was not able to investigate due to the government shutdown.* 

Burke County, GA, Worker Killed in Vehicle Crash

February 05, 2019

BURKE COUNTY, GA. – A in Burke County, Georgia, worker was killed in a vehicle crash on January 30, according to an online news report published at augustachronicle.com. The cause of the collision is not yet known, but the worker has been identified by officials.* 

Vehicle Runs Off Road, Overturns in Macon, Georgia

February 04, 2019

MACON, GA. – As reported online by a news story from wgxa.tv, a vehicle ran off the road and overturned in Macon, Georgia, on January 29. Little information about the incident has been reported at this time, and it is not clear if anyone was injured in the accident.* 

Bicyclist Killed in Vehicle Collision in Orange County, Florida

February 04, 2019

ORANGE COUNTY, FL. – An online news story from orlandosentinel.com reports that a bicyclist was killed January 29 in a vehicle collision in Orange County, Florida. Two motor vehicles were involved in the crash, in addition to the bicycle. The drivers of the vehicles have been identified, while the bicyclist has not.* 

Tennessee DOT Worker Injured in Crash with Tractor-Trailer

February 04, 2019

CLINTON, TN. – An online news story published at wjhl.com reports that a Tennessee Department of Transportation worker was injured January 29 in a collision with a tractor-trailer. The collision occurred on Interstate 75 in Clinton, Tennessee, and cleanup affected traffic in the area for around five hours.* 

Georgia Pedestrian Hit by Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy

February 04, 2019

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at augustachronicle.com, a Georgia pedestrian was hit by a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy on January 30. The pedestrian was cited in connection with the accident, and he is recovering from his injuries after being admitted to the hospital.* 

Young Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Vehicle Accident

February 04, 2019

WILKES COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report published at wrdw.com, a young Georgia sheriff’s deputy was killed January 29 in a vehicle accident in Wilkes County, Georgia. It appears from preliminary investigation that the deputy ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle on Georgia Highway 47.* 

Tesla Drivers Observed Asleep at the Wheel While Using Autopilot

February 04, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news report posted to foxnews.com, numerous Tesla drivers have been observed in the U.S. asleep behind the wheel of their vehicles while operating in Autopilot mode. The semi-autonomous feature might be luring people into a false sense of security about how well a Tesla vehicle can drive itself.* 

Man Riding Scooter Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in South Fulton, Georgia

February 03, 2019

SOUTH FULTON, GA. – According to an online news report published at fox5atlanta.com, a man riding a scooter was killed January 29 in a hit-and-run crash in South Fulton, Georgia. Little information is currently available about the accident, but the victim’s family members are speaking out, hoping the missing driver will come forward.* 

Trial Begins for Georgia Woman Injured at Walt Disney World

February 03, 2019

ORLANDO, FL. – Trial began January 29 in a Georgia woman’s case against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc., according to an online news report posted to blog.cvn.com. The woman alleges that she was injured at a Walt Disney World restaurant and suffers from a nerve disorder because of the injury.* 

Tractor-Trailer Crashes on Highway 32 in Irwin County, Georgia

February 03, 2019

IRWIN COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at wgxa.tv, a tractor-trailer crashed on Georgia Highway 32 in Irwin County on January 29. Officials had to shut down traffic on a portion of the highway due to a fire that ignited after the collision. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.* 

Georgia in Top Five in U.S. for Fatal Large Truck Crashes

February 03, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online story reported at globenewswire.com, Georgia is in the top five in the United States for fatal large truck crashes. The non-profit organization Road Safe America, of Atlanta, Georgia, recently analyzed large truck accident data for all U.S. states from 2009 to 2017 and found that these crashes are increasing around the country.*

Pedestrian Hospitalized After Hit by Vehicle in Savannah, Georgia

February 03, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA. – According to an online news story reported at wtoc.com, a pedestrian was hospitalized January 28 after being hit by a vehicle in Savannah, Georgia. The pedestrian’s name has not been released, and he is reportedly in critical condition. It is not clear at this time if the driver will be held at fault.* 

Pedestrian Killed in Vehicle Collision in Pinellas County, Florida

February 02, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – As reported online by a news story from patch.com, a pedestrian was killed January 25 in a vehicle collision in Pinellas County, Florida. The sheriff’s office says the pedestrian, who was from the United Kingdom, was not walking inside a crosswalk at the time of the accident. His name has not been released.* 

Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Catoosa County, Georgia

February 02, 2019

CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story published at chattanoogan.com, a man died January 29 in a single-vehicle wreck in Catoosa County, Georgia. The cause of the accident, which occurred on Interstate 75, is still being investigated. Officials have released that name of the victim.* 

Georgia Law Enforcement Officer See Hands-Free Law Working

February 02, 2019

GEORGIA – Law enforcement officers in Georgia see the state’s Hands-Free law working, according to an online news report posted at wrdw.com. Other states are taking notice, too, with Alabama and South Carolina introducing bills that mirror Georgia’s ban on handheld electronic devices while driving.*

Augusta Ranked No. 20 in Most Dangerous Metros for Pedestrians

February 02, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA. – Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most dangerous metropolitan areas in the country, according the results of a study reported online at wjbf.com. In a study recently performed by Smart Growth America, the area of Augusta-Richmond County was ranked No. 20 in the most dangerous areas for pedestrians.*

Motorcyclists Vulnerable in Georgia Traffic Collisions

February 02, 2019

GEORGIA – As reported online by a news story from 13wmaz.com, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury during traffic collisions in the state of Georgia. Drivers on Georgia’s roadways can follow a few tips to help share the road with motorcyclists and prevent deadly accidents.* 

Updated Road Closures in Atlanta Ahead of Super Bowl LIII

February 02, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – As the Super Bowl draws closer, reporters are urging drivers to pay attention to planned road closures and to avoid downtown Atlanta, Georgia, if they can, according to a news report from wsbradio.com. The big game is coming to Atlanta on February 3, and it is already causing some disruption for city residents and visitors.*

Head-On Crash Kills Two People in Dickson, Tennessee

February 02, 2019

DICKSON, TN. – As reported online in a news story from fox17.com, two people were killed in a head-on crash January 19 in Dickson County, Tennessee. The two victims have been identified, but the cause of the accident has yet to be determined. A 13-year-old child was also injured in the wreck.* 

Motorcyclists Vulnerable in Georgia Traffic Collisions

February 01, 2019

GEORGIA – As reported online by a news story from 13wmaz.com, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury during traffic collisions in the state of Georgia. Drivers on Georgia’s roadways can follow a few tips to help share the road with motorcyclists and prevent deadly accidents.

Two-Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Injured in Eutawville, South Carolina

January 31, 2019

EUTAWVILLE, SC. – According to an online news report published at thetandd.com, a two-vehicle accident on January 27 left five people injured in Eutawville, South Carolina. Details about the accident itself have not yet been reported, but authorities have provided some information about the victims. One of the injured victims was a child.*

Three Injured in Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Albany, Georgia

January 31, 2019

ALBANY, GA. – Three people were injured January 28 in a multi-vehicle wreck in Albany, Georgia, according to a news story published online at walb.com. Three vehicles were involved in the collision, and all three drivers suffered injuries. One of the drivers was cited in connection with the wreck.* 

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