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Blog Archive - January, 2020


211 Articles

Cairo Car Crash Kills Elementary Student in Tragic Pedestrian Crash

January 31, 2020

CAIRO, GA- Wtxl.com writes that a child died in a tragic pedestrian accident in Cairo this week. The incident occurred when the six-year-old boy missed his school bus and was reportedly trying to walk back home. The police arrived at the site of a pedestrian incident, which occurred on Martin Luther King Boulevard SW and found that the child had died at the scene.*

Tragic North Forsyth Crash Kills Woman from Gainesville

January 31, 2020

NORTH FORSYTH, GA- Forsythnews.com writes that a head-on collision killed a woman from Gainesville late last week. Police reports indicate that a 29-year-old operating a 2018 Jeep Compass and heading eastbound on Keith Bridge Road veered into oncoming traffic and collided with another car. The 42-year-old victim was driving a 2005 Toyota Scion. A 26-year-old passenger in the Toyota and the driver of the Jeep both suffered injuries in the deadly crash. The victim died at the scene of the wreck.* 

Tragic Stewart County Crash on Georgia 39 Kills One

January 31, 2020

STEWART CRASH, GA- Wrbl.com writes that a fatal collision took place on Georgia 39 late last week. The incident led to the death of a 39-year-old man from Buena Vista, Georgia. Reports indicate that the crashes occurred in the late morning when the driver of a log truck veered into oncoming traffic. The victim attempted to correct but overturned the truck and landed on his side.*

Cobb County Crash Severely Injures Three Women

January 31, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Patch.com writes that a crash left three women with severe injuries over the weekend in Cobb County. The collision occurred at an intersection when a 2008 Honda CR-V attempted to make a left turn off of Woodstock Road and onto Mabry Road in East Cobb. The Honda entered the pathway of a 2014 Jeep Wrangler that was driving eastbound on Woodstock Road.*

Crash in Woodstock Injures Three

January 31, 2020

WOODSTOCK, GA - Northwestgeogianews.com writes that a serious collision injured three people in Woodstock. The crash took place in the evening on Mabry Road. The driver of a Honda CR-V turned left, and a 2014 Jeep Wrangler struck the Honda.*

Multiple Vehicles Involved in Wreck on GA 400

January 31, 2020

SANDY SPRINGS, GA - 11alive.com writes that a crash took place on Georgia 400 over the weekend and led to significant delays in traffic. The crash occurred in the early morning when and involved a tractor-trailer and two smaller vehicles.*

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Woman in Glastonbury

January 31, 2020

GLASTONBURY, CT- Courant.com writes that a woman died in a pedestrian crash in Glastonbury late last week. The victim was identified as an 84-year-old woman. Reports indicate that the incident occurred on Griswold Street in the early afternoon. Police believe that the victim was walking across the road to get her mail when a driver struck her and then fled the scene.* 

Two Injured in Motorcycle Wreck in South Hall, Georgia

January 31, 2020

SOUTH HALL, GA- Gainesvilletimes.com writes that two people were hospitalized following a wreck in South Hall. A motorcycle and another vehicle were involved in the accident, which occurred in the late evening. Responders arrived at the intersection of Spout Springs Road and Dove Point Lane and transported the victims to nearby medical facilities. Reports did not indicate the severity of the injuries or the identity of the victims.*

Macon-Bibb Working to Improve Pedestrian Safety

January 31, 2020

MACON, GA- Construction crews have been hard at work making improvements to numerous crosswalks in the Macon-Bibb area, according to 41NBC.COM. The Georgia Department of Transportation (G-DOT) is looking to improve pedestrian safety following several tragic pedestrian accidents.*

NTSB Report Released on Georgia Plane Crash

January 30, 2020

JASPER COUNTY, GA- A plane crash took place in Georgia earlier this month, according to 11ALIVE.COM. The incident tragically killed a 72-year-old man who was operating the aircraft and was the only person onboard. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been working to understand what caused the Cessna 172H to come down.*

Transportation in Georgia Getting Technical Improvements

January 29, 2020

GEORGIA - Traffic in Georgia could be upgraded and transformed with smart technology designed to improve safety and reduce congestion on Georgia roads in the near future, according to NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM.  The new technology has the capability of warning drivers if someone is about to run a red light. MARTA buses may be capable of requesting a green light as they approach an intersection, and special traffic signals can alert authorities if a crash occurs or a vehicle stalls on the road.*

Tragic Collision Closes Entrance to Tampa Airport

January 29, 2020

TAMPA, FL- Usnews.com writes that a fatal collision led to the authorities shutting down the entrance to the Tampa International Airport over the weekend. The early morning incident killed two people. For several hours following the crash, police redirected travelers heading to the airport.*

Motorcyclist Dies in Tragic Crash in Georgia

January 29, 2020

STATESBORO, GA- Statesboroherald.com writes that a motorcyclist died after a car drove into his path on the Veterans Memorial Parkway. The victim, a 33-year-old man, was riding southbound in the early afternoon when a 2017 Nissan Versa pulled in front of him. The 21-year-old woman driving the Nissan was attempting to turn left when she cut off the motorcycle.*

Tragic Pedestrian Crash Killed Six-Year-Old in Cairo

January 29, 2020

CAIRO, GA- Walb.com writes that a child died in an early morning pedestrian crash. The incident took place on Martin Luther King Avenue SW at its intersection with Legion Avenue SW. The victim’s grandmother spoke with reporters and confirmed that the child died trying to get to school.*

Student Dies in Crash with Drunk Driver in West Virginia

January 29, 2020

MORGANTOWN, WV- Wdtv.com writes that a student from the West Virginia University died in a crash in Pennsylvania over the weekend. The collision left another student in critical condition. Pennsylvania State Police reported that the two young women were traveling in an Uber when a driver struck the car that they were traveling in, killing the 21-year-old and severely injuring her friend.*

Tragic North Charlotte Pedestrian Crash Kills One

January 29, 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC- Wbtv.com writes that a woman died after being injured in a pedestrian crash last week. The victim, identified as an 87-year-old woman, was struck by a driver on Sunset Road near its intersection with Beatties Ford Road in the later evening.*

Tennessee Roads are Dangerous

January 28, 2020

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol indicated that in the first six months of 2019, 410 people died on the state’s roads, which is 38 more than during the same timeframe in 2018. Curiously, deaths in urban areas increased, while accident deaths in rural areas dropped according to a report appear on WVLT 8’s website. The increase in the number of fatalities was not limited to occupants of motor vehicles. Pedestrian fatalities and motorcycle fatalities also ticked higher. The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautioned motorists to watch for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, bicycle riders, and motorcyclists. 

Georgia Woman Facing Charges for Collision That Killed Two Truck Drivers

January 27, 2020

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that police arrested a woman this week in connection to a tragic deadly car crash that killed two truck drivers. The wreck occurred on Interstate 85 in the southbound lanes. Witnesses and physical evidence collected at the scene of the crash indicated that the 28-year-old woman drove her vehicle into a guard rail setting off the fatal collision.*

Tragic Collision Kills Two in Portal, Georgia

January 25, 2020

PORTAL, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a tragic collision killed two people on a roadway in Portal earlier this week. The incident occurred on Pleasant Hill Road close to Oglesby Pond Road. One of the victims in the vehicle survived the deadly wreck. Investigators stated that they would be questioning the survivor once she has had an opportunity to recover.*

Cobb Parkway Shut Down After Tractor-Trailer Collision

January 25, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a tractor-trailer was involved in a severe crash on the Cobb Parkway earlier this week. The collision shut down the road during the morning commute. Reports indicate that the southbound lanes remained closed for around an hour while crews worked at the scene.*

Nissan GT-R Strikes Tesla Causing Tesla to Break in Two

January 25, 2020

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL- Carscoop.com writes that a Nissan GT-R drove through a red traffic light in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and struck a Tesla Model X. The force of the crash removed the rear of the Tesla from just behind the back seat. Even the rear tires were severed from the front half of the Tesla.*

Driver Killed in Tragic Atlanta Car Crash

January 25, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Cbs46.com writes that a driver died in a two-car crash in Atlanta earlier this week. The incident took place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in the early evening. Emergency services responded to the crash site and found one of the drivers unresponsive. EMTs declared the person dead at the scene.*

New Technology Coming to Traffic Controls in Metro Atlanta

January 24, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Ajc.com writes that traffic signals in Atlanta are being technologically upgraded. The city currently has 400 “smart” signals helping to control the city traffic. Smart traffic signals are those that can communicate with cars and apps in order to increase efficient traffic patterns and keep drivers safer on the road. Now, Atlanta will be installing another 1,000 of these devices.*

Study Finds Passengers in Ride-Sharing Vehicles Not Buckling Up

January 23, 2020

USA-  Passengers riding in the back of ride-sharing vehicles often fail to use their seatbelts, according to NORTHWESTGEORGIA.COM. One driver who works for Uber stated that front seat passengers often use their seatbelt and that if they do not, he will remind them to do so. In the back of his vehicle, however, he estimates about 70-80 percent of passengers neglect to wear their safety belt. The driver said that if children are in the vehicle, he will comment and ask them to fasten the belt, but other times the passengers will ride unrestrained.*

Tragic Head-On Crash on Georgia 400 Kills One

January 23, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Fox5atlanta.com writes that a deadly collision occurred in the northbound lanes of Georgia 400 over the weekend. Police say the crash was caused by a wrong-way driver. Investigators believe that the vehicle made a turn to enter traffic heading in the wrong direction, as it does not appear that the vehicle crossed over a median.*

Tragic Crash Kills Gwinnett Man

January 23, 2020

GWINNETT, GA- Ajc.com writes that a man died in a severe wrong-way crash that occurred early in the morning on GA 400. The incident occurred in the early morning when the victim was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes.*

Ohio Teenager Killed in Tragic Crash with Dump Truck

January 23, 2020

WAMPUM, PA- Ncnewsonline.com writes that a teenager from Champion, Ohio, died in a tragic crash late last week. The incident occurred when the eighteen-year-old girl was traveling westbound on Route 288 in the morning. The teen then merged onto Route 18, where a truck collided with the girl’s Hyundai. The crash led to both vehicles leaving the road and landing in a ditch.*

Tesla Vehicle Involved in Severe Salt Lake City Crash

January 22, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, UT- Breitbart.com writes that a severe collision occurred in Salt Lake City after a Tesla went through a red light at an intersection in Salt Lake City. Three people suffered critical injuries in the accident and the resulting car fire. It is not yet known whether the vehicle’s autopilot was engaged when the incident took place.*

Family Sues Trucking Company and Trucker After Woman Killed by Loose Truck Tire

January 21, 2020

JONES COUNTY, GA- Macon.com writes that a family is suing a trucking company and the driver of a semi after the truck’s wheel became detached from the trailer and struck a driver through her windshield. The incident occurred last summer when the victim, a 36-year-old woman, was driving an SUV in Interstate 75. The truck’s dislodged tire crossed the median and entered oncoming traffic where it crashed through her windshield and killed the woman.*

Cobb County Teen Dies in Tragic Fiery Car Crash

January 21, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a teen died in a tragic crash in Cobb County over the weekend. The seventeen-year-old victim was operating the vehicle and appeared to have lost control of the car while driving westbound on Jamerson Road. The vehicle drifted into the eastbound lanes of traffic and then struck a Kia Forte head-on.*

Crash Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition in Columbus, TN

January 20, 2020

COLUMBUS, IN- Therepublic.com writes that a pedestrian suffered severe injuries in a crash late last week in Columbus. The incident occurred on Bean Road in the evening. The 43-year-old male victim is a local from Columbus. When the police arrived on the scene, they stated that the man was breathing but was not responsive.*

Tragic Pedestrian Crash Kills One in Rockville, Maryland

January 20, 2020

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD- Bethesdamagazine.com writes that a man from Gaithersburg was attempting to cross the street when a car struck and killed him earlier this week in Montgomery County. The victim, identified as a 40-year-old man, was struck in the evening and died in the hospital the following day.*

Speeding Kills

January 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, determined that in 2018, 9,378 people tragically died in motor vehicle crashes caused by speeding.  In 2017, speeding was a contributing factor in 26 percent of all traffic fatalities.  Speeding, along with drunk driving and distracted driving, are the most dangerous behaviors on the road that are also the easiest to avoid. The NHTSA points out that speeding endangers everyone on the roadway, not just the passengers in the speeding car. *

Tragic Crash on SR-52 in Pasco County, Florida Kills One

January 19, 2020

SAN ANTONIO, FL- Fox13news.com writes that a traffic crash earlier this week killed a nineteen-year-old driver. The victim, identified as a man from Colorado, was driving a Dodge Challenger westbound on State Road 52 in the very early morning.  When the victim attempted to use the right turn lane to enter the highway’s northbound lanes, he lost control of the vehicle and drove onto the shoulder. The Dodge struck a concrete support used to support the signs for the entrance ramp.*

Connecticut Mayor’s Daughter Sustains Injuries in Tragic Crash in Florida

January 19, 2020

WATERBURY, CT- Patch.com writes that a fatal collision involving a girl’s rowing team in Florida injured the daughter of the Mayor of Waterbury. The horrific wreck took place earlier this week in Florida when the team was on its way to practice. A van carrying several of the College of the Holy Cross students collided with a Dodge truck at an intersection, killing the twenty-year-old sophomore.*

Pedestrian Incident Reported on Pontchartrain Expressway

January 19, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, LA- Wdsu.com writes that a car struck a pedestrian earlier this week, leading to long delays on the Pontchartrain Expressway for morning commuters. According to police, the female victim suffered head trauma. Responders transported the woman to the hospital, but her condition is not known at this time.*

Crash on Florida Turnpike Kills Teen

January 19, 2020

FL- The sun-sentinel.com writes that a fifteen-year-old boy died in a crash on the Florida Turnpike earlier this week. The teen was in an SUV that rolled over, killing the boy and injuring six others. The early evening crash took place in the northbound lanes close to the Atlanta Avenue exit.*

Professor Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Tragically Dies in Hospital

January 18, 2020

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA- Patch.com writes that a professor from Georgia Gwinnett College died from injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month. The 62-year-old victim taught chemistry at the college. The man was crossing the street in Maryland when a driver struck him and then fled the scene. Reports indicate that the professor was on his way home from New York, where he was visiting his family over the holidays.*

Tragic Collision Kills One on Highway 101 in California

January 18, 2020

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA- Times-standard.com writes that a man died in a tragic collision on US Highway 101 at the Indianola Cutoff earlier this week. The victim was identified as a 48-year-old man from Eureka. Reports indicate that the man was driving a 1991 GMC Jimmy and was attempting to turn left onto the Cutoff when a Northbound 2019 GMC Yukon crashed into him. The impact caused the Jimmy to roll over.*

Autonomous, Driverless Vehicles Coming to Georgia

January 17, 2020

GEORGIA-  Driverless cars are coming to Georgia, according to GOVERNING.COM. A portion of the state’s Interstate 85 will be used to test autonomous vehicles. The relevant part of the interstate is named The Ray, and private companies such as 3M and Panasonic are now partnering with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in a project that will bring “refractive bead technology” to the state.*

Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Man in Towson, Maryland

January 15, 2020

TOWSON, MD- Patch.com writes that a truck hit a 62-year-old man last week and then left the scene. Responders transported the victim to the hospital, where he died several days after the crash. Reports indicate that the man was from Marietta, Georgia.*

Tragic Accident Involving Ammonia Leak Kills Worker in Georgia

January 15, 2020

GEORGIA- Mooresvilletribune.com writes that a man died late last week in an incident involving an ammonia leak at a warehouse in Georgia. The worker, identified as a 35-year-old man from Woodstock, Georgia, was a sub-contractor working for a cold storage company. Another worker also sustained injuries in the accident.*

Roundabouts Reducing Accidents at South Carolina Intersections

January 15, 2020

The construction of roundabouts at several intersections in South Carolina has improved safety and reduced the number of vehicle accidents at those locations. The South Carolina Department of Transportation is considering placing roundabouts at other intersections, based on the success of those currently in use.

Report Released Regarding Tragic Lafayette Plane Crash

January 14, 2020

Lafayette, LA- Ksla.com writes that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) completed its initial report regarding the tragic plane crash that killed five people late last month in Lafayette. The plane was en route to Atlanta, Georgia, but it crashed not long after taking off.*

AAA Safety Tips for Preventing Motorcycle Accidents

January 14, 2020

North Carolina  - Motorcycle accidents and fatalities are rising in North Carolina, and AAA Carolinas has offered some safety tips for both motorcyclists and other drivers that can help prevent dangerous collisions. AAA says that distracted driving and failure to observe motorcyclists on the road account for many deadly motorcycle accidents in North Carolina and South Carolina. 

Man Dies in Tragic Accident Involving Two Pickup Trucks on US 17 in Georgia

January 13, 2020

YULEE, FL- News4jax.com writes that a man died in a crash earlier this week in Yulee, Florida. The victim was a 60-year-old man from St. Mary’s who was operating a Ford F-150 southbound at the time of the crash. Reports indicate that the victim drifted into the northbound traffic lanes and struck a Ford F-150 that was traveling in the opposite direction. The early morning accident took place close to US 17’s intersection with Hamilton Street.*

Crash in Spalding County Involving Police Vehicle and Truck Hospitalizes One

January 13, 2020

SPALDING COUNTY, GA- 11alive.com writes that a truck driver has been sent to the hospital via helicopter after a crash that involved a police patrol vehicle and the victim’s semi. The incident occurred on Interstate 75 this week during the evening and caused delays overnight and into the next morning. The officer attempted to make a wide U-turn and entered the middle lane. The semi was traveling in the same lane and collided with the passenger side of the vehicle.*

Alabama Suffers 22 Deaths Over 2019 Holiday Season

January 13, 2020

MONTGOMERY, AL- Abc3340.com writes that 22 people died in Alabama in 2019 during the Christmas and New Year holiday season. The period ran from December 20, 2019, through January 1, 2020. The deaths include a four-year-old child who died in a crash in Etowah County.*

Police Successful in Zero Tolerance Program in Rome, Georgia

January 13, 2020

ROME, GA-  The police department in Rome, Georgia, is pleased with the results of its three-week-long holiday program to crack down on dangerous driving, according to COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM. Operation Zero Tolerance involved patrolling and setting up stationary checkpoints to identify drivers who were violating the law and increasing the risk of traffic accidents.*

Drunk Driving Rates High in Rhode Island

January 13, 2020

RHODE ISLAND- Ricentral.com writes that Rhode Island’s rate of drunk driving is high compared to many other parts of the country, placing Rhode Island as one of the most dangerous states in the country to be on the roadway.  A recent study indicates that almost half of the vehicle fatalities in Rhode Island are due to impaired or intoxicated drivers.*

Deadly Tesla Model S Crash Under Investigation

January 13, 2020

USA - A deadly crash took place in California involving a Tesla Model S, according to CARANDDRIVER.COM. The Tesla crashed into a Honda Civic, causing two fatalities, and now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating further.  There is no official word whether Tesla's autopilot system was engaged in the incident as of yet.*

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Hawkinsville Road in Georgia

January 13, 2020

BIBB COUNTY, GA- Wgxa.com writes that a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Hawkinsville Road this week in Bibb County, The incident occurred when the victim, a 40-year-old man, tried to cross the street near the intersection with Allen Road. The man was in the turn lane when a car that was trying to turn left from Hawkinsville Road onto Allen Road collided with him.*

US Regulators to Allow Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturers to Self-Regulate

January 12, 2020

USA- Mynews13.com writes that manufacturers making autonomous vehicles will continue to regulate themselves when it comes to their safety standards. In a move that is being criticized by the National Traffic Safety Board, the Trump Administration released recommendations for regulating autonomous vehicles that will rely heavily on the manufacturer's own safety standards. This week, the Transportation Secretary gave a speech regarding the new guidelines and promoted them as a way to encourage technological development in the field.*

Georgia Professor Struck in Hit-and-Run Crash in Maryland

January 11, 2020

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA- Patch.com writes that a professor is now in a hospital in Maryland after a driver struck him last week and then fled the scene. The victim, identified as a chemistry professor at Georgia Gwinnett College, underwent multiple surgeries following the accident. He is receiving treatment at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.*

Woman Falls Off Overpass in Tragic Accident on Interstate 4

January 11, 2020

ORLANDO, FL- Wesh.com writes that a woman died in a tragic accident when a vehicle struck her and caused her vehicle to fall off of an overpass on Interstate 4. The victim, a 38-year-old woman, was involved in a car accident and pulled her vehicle over to the side of the road. The woman then exited the car, and another vehicle struck her, causing her to fall onto the road below. Responders rushed the victim to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, but she died from the injuries that she sustained in the incident.*

Tragic Savannah Construction Accident Kills One

January 11, 2020

SAVANNAH, GA- Wjcl.com writes that a man died in a construction accident this week in Savannah. The coroner identified the victim as a 20-year-old man from Springfield. The incident occurred when the man was working at a site on SeaPoint Boulevard. Reports indicate that a heavy piece of equipment rolled onto the man.*

Man from West Point Involved in Tragic Deadly Car Crash

January 11, 2020

AUBURN, GA- Valleytimes-news.com writes that a man from West Point was involved in a traffic collision over the weekend. The man survived, but another individual died in the wreck. The incident occurred in the afternoon on Interstate 85 when a northbound 2015 Toyota Corolla rear-ended a 2019 Buick Envision.*

Police Aggressively Crack Down on Drivers Over New Year Holiday

January 10, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA - Officers in Georgia issued more than 5,000 driving citations to motorists around the state during the New Year travel period, according to WJBF.COM. The 30-hours around the holiday were busy for the police force, and the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) commended officers for their hard work policing the roads during the busy and often dangerous holiday.*

American Medical Association Advocates for Safer Driving

January 10, 2020

USA - Eight people tragically die in distracted driving crashes every day in the United States, and more than 1,000 sustain injuries in these collisions, according to AMA-ASSN.ORG. Despite plenty of research that indicates the scope of the problem, states are not taking the necessary steps to prevent and deter this dangerous behavior.*

Tragic Fort Pierce Crash Kills One

January 09, 2020

FORT PIERCE, FL- cbs12.com writes that a man died in a tragic car accident in Fort Pierce over the weekend. The victim was operating a 2010 Toyota Camry and traveling north on US Highway 1 when he was spotted by a police officer traveling at an unsafe speed. The driver reportedly attempted to make a U-turn but cut over the grass and veered onto a sidewalk and then into a parking lot. The officer then attempted to pull the driver over.*

NHTSA Investigating Tesla's Autopilot Feature

January 09, 2020

USA- Mercurynews.com writes that Tesla's autopilot has been a potential factor in eleven collisions so far, and investigators believe that a recent crash could be the twelfth. Late last week, a Tesla Model 3 struck a parked police car. The incident occurred in Connecticut, and a special investigation into the incident is currently underway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is sending representatives to the site to learn what happened.*

Crash on Gordon Highway in Augusta Tragically Kills One

January 08, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a tragic crash occurred on Gordon Highway killed an 80-year-old man. Reports indicate that the early afternoon collision involved a Dodge Durango and a semi-truck. The driver operating the Dodge reportedly crossed into oncoming traffic, and the two vehicles collided head-on. The truck driver told investigators that he attempted to swerve out of the way, but was unable to do so.*

Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes and Kills Bicyclist in Tragic Charlotte, North Carolina Crash

January 08, 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC- Wbtv.com writes that a car struck and killed a person riding a bike late last week on Glenwood Drive. The victim was described as a male juvenile. Police stated that the young man was struck in the early evening and sustained life-threatening injuries in the incident. Responders rushed the victim to the Atrium Heath Carolinas Medical Center. The victim died less than half an hour after the crash.*

Collision Between Truck and Motorcycle Injures One in Charlotte, North Carolina

January 08, 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC- Shelbystar.com writes that a motorcycle and a truck collided on Main Street in Charlotte. A witness who lives near the site of the accident said that she heard tires screech followed by a loud crash. The woman called 911 and helped to direct the traffic until responders arrived. The witness said that a helicopter arrived on-site to transport a motorcyclist from the scene.*

Electric Scooters Come to Mobile in 2020

January 08, 2020

MOBILE, AL - Al.com reported that 200 e-scooters will hit the streets in Mobile this week. The scooter company Gotcha, which is based in South Carolina, is providing the devices. The scooters will be left in various places throughout the city. The Mayor announced the scooter campaign on Christmas morning online.*

Truck Overturns Crashing into Ten Parked Vehicles and Injuring One in Norcross, Georgia

January 08, 2020

NORCROSS, GA- Fox5atlanta.com writes that a semi-truck drifted off Jimmy Carter Boulevard and crossed an embankment and then flipped over at a gas station parking lot. The careening tractor-trailer struck two vehicles that were stopped at a red traffic light before colliding with eight more at the parking lot. Workers took hours to turn the truck back upright.*

Tragic Crash in Southwest Kansas Kills Woman from Colorado

January 08, 2020

KANSAS- Kansas.com writes that a woman from Colorado lost her life in a tragic head-on collision in Kansas over the weekend. The incident occurred in the early afternoon when a man from Georgia operating a 2014 Toyota Sienna northbound on US 283 in Ford County veered across the center of the highway and hit a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban that was driving south.*

Pedestrian Dies in Tragic Collision on Highway 78 in Loganville

January 08, 2020

LOGANVILLE, GA- 11alive.com writes that a fatal pedestrian incident occurred in Loganville late last week. The incident occurred in the evening when the victim, a 37-year-old woman, was attempting to cross the street. Reports indicate that the victim tried to cross outside of a marked crosswalk. Police stated that they do not anticipate filing charges in relation to the deadly crash, but that they are still investigating the incident.*

Senior Care Facilities in Georgia Are Subject to Little Oversight and Rarely Face Consequences

January 07, 2020

GEORGIA- When a 92-year-old woman wandered out of her senior care facility in Macon, an alarm was supposed to go off to alert staff, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). The retired teacher and widowed great-grandmother was suffering from dementia and was in a confused state, and when she left the facility in her nightgown, she suffered a severe fall down an embankment. The woman broke her neck and tragically died before any of the people tasked with caring for her had even realized that she had left the facility.*

Six Killed and Eight Injured in Four Plane Crashes Over Weekend

January 07, 2020

USA- Cnn.com writes that throughout the country, four planes crashed last weekend, leading to multiple fatalities and injuries. The accidents occurred in New York, Louisiana, Maryland, and North Carolina. The crash in Louisiana killed five people. One person died in the aircraft that came down in Maryland. Every one of the incidents involved a small plane.*

Georgia May Require Universal Seat belt Use by 2020

January 03, 2020

GEORGIA - Lawmakers in Georgia are considering a change to the state’s seat belt law, according to WTVY.COM. While the law does not currently require adults in the backseat of a vehicle to buckle up, the proposed amendment would require every vehicle occupant to use a seat belt regardless of their age or placement in the vehicle.*

Vulnerable Road User Ordinance Designed to Protect Cyclists

January 03, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY, GA- The city of Dunwoody passed an ordinance in November designed to protect cyclists and may be the strictest cyclist law in the state, according to THECHAMPIONNEWSPAPER.COM. The ordinance is not limited to protecting people on bikes.  The “Vulnerable Road Users” law is intended to make the road safer for pedestrians, motorcyclists, scooter riders, emergency service employees and skateboarders.*

Car Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Tragic Atlanta Crash

January 03, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- 11alive.com writes that a car struck and killed a woman over the holiday season in Atlanta, Georgia. The crash occurred at the intersection of John Lewis Freedom Parkway and Boulevard NE. Police say that the driver remained at the site of the crash and cooperated with the investigation. The authorities declared the victim dead at the scene of the accident.*

Tragic Small Plane Crash Kills One in Prince George County

January 03, 2020

LANHAM, MD- Fox5dc.com writes that a small plane crashed into a house in Prince George County over the weekend. The incident occurred in the afternoon, and neighbors say that they heard the crash and came out to see the damage to the home. The aircraft struck the garage and collided with a vehicle inside, which then caught fire. The fire could be seen in the attic of the house as well.*

Tragic 2018 Plane Crash Perplexes NTSB

January 02, 2020

USA- The National Transportation Safety Board issued its final report regarding a plane crash that occurred in March of 2018, according to GADSDENTIMES.COM. The deadly crash killed the 52-year-old pilot, who was the only individual aboard the aircraft.*

Man Tragically Killed in Crash on Alligator Alley

January 02, 2020

FORT MEYERS, FL- Naplesnews.com writes that a man lost his life in a collision on Alligator Alley late last week. The two-vehicle incident occurred in the evening near the toll booths, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim was traveling westbound in an SUV and drove over the median and into eastbound traffic.*

Lithium Battery Blamed in Fatal Tesla Crash

January 02, 2020

FLORIDA - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a report stating that the lithium-ion battery in a Tesla vehicle contributed to the death of an eighteen-year-old boy who crashed the vehicle last year, according to TTNEWS.com.*

Tragic Crash Kills Teen in Downtown Augusta, Georgia

January 02, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA- Wjbf.com writes that a car accident killed a teenage girl over the weekend. The incident took place at the intersection of St. Sebastian Way and Jones Street in the afternoon hours. Police identified the victim as a fifteen-year-old girl from Columbus, Georgia. The teen was sitting in the front passenger seat of a Pontiac GTO and traveling southbound when a car driving east struck the Pontiac.*

Tragic Crash in Fitzgerald, Georgia Kills Two

January 02, 2020

FITZGERALD, GA- Walb.com writes that a collision in Fitzgerald killed two women last week during the evening. The crash took place at the intersection of South Monitor Drive and East Orange Street. Both of the victims were in the same car at the time of the crash. The details regarding what occurred and the identities of the women have not yet been released.*

Couple Killed in Tragic Crash Last Week in Georgia

January 02, 2020

GEORGIA- Thebrunswicknews.com writes that two people died in a tragic side-impact collision last week. The accident occurred on US Highway 17 at the intersection with F.J. Torras Causeway. Police identified the victims as a 43-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, both from Blackshear. Two other individuals were also injured in the wreck.*

Tragic Weekend Crash Kills Two Teens in Jackson County, Georgia

January 01, 2020

JEFFERSON, GA- Fox5atlanta.com writes that a wreck killed two teenagers in Jefferson over the weekend. The incident occurred near the Pendergrass Flea Market during the afternoon. Reports indicate that the driver, a seventeen-year-old girl, failed to yield and an eastbound Ford F350 struck the driver’s side of the victim’s Honda Accord.*

Train Strikes Beer Truck in McDonough, Georgia

January 01, 2020

MCDONOUGH, GA- Ajc.com writes that a train struck a semi-truck in Henry County last week. The impact caused the truck to split in half and led to cases of beer spilling out on the tracks. Beer cans were spread out for a quarter-mile along the railroad.*

Light Pole Falls on Couple at North Fulton County Mall

January 01, 2020

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, GA- Wsbtv.com writes that a delivery vehicle struck a light pole at the Avalon shopping center late last week, causing the pole to fall onto a couple. Responders transported the injured husband and wife to the hospital with serious injuries after the incident.*

Student’s Tragic Death Caused by Extreme Heat in Clayton County, Georgia

January 01, 2020

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that the autopsy results confirmed the suspicions held by the family of a high school girl who died last summer during basketball practice. The family says that the teen was sent to practice outside when the temperature was approaching 100 degrees. The girl died from heatstroke, and her family now wants to know who was aware of the risks or the girl’s condition and when.*

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