MACON, GA- Wgxa.ta writes that a cyclist sustained injuries in a crash on Houston Avenue in Macon this week.*
MACON, GA- Wgxa.ta writes that a cyclist sustained injuries in a crash on Houston Avenue in Macon this week.*
AUGUSTA, GA - wrdw.com writes that a trucking accident causes major traffic delays on the Bobby Jones Expressway.*
AUGUSTA, GA –wrdw.com writes that the South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation of a tragic motorcycle accident that occurred in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.*
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a fire and a crash and a fire lead to lengthy delays on Interstate 75 overnight in Houston County.*
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA - Wjbf.com writes that four vehicles were involved in a collision on Bobby Jones Expressway this week close to Sandbar Ferry Road.*
ATLANTA, GA –cbs46.com writes that a man from Cobb County was arrested for his role in causing a fatal high-speed crash that claimed the lives of an infant and teenager.*
DODGE COUNTY, GA- Wgxa.tv writes that the Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash involving a large truck that left one person dead.*
AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a frightening crash on Interstate 520, fortunately, did not cause any fatalities.*
SANDY SPRINGS, GA- Reporternewspapers.net A crash took place this week in Sandy Springs that involved a woman on a moped who was traveling on Interstate 285.*
USA- Newsweek.com reports that a study conducted recently found that Fords, Chevrolets, Toyotas, and Hondas are involved in the highest number of fatal collisions in the United States.
GEORGIA- A lawsuit spawning from a fatal plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico is making its way to the Eleventh Circuit in Georgia.
USA- Driving-tests.org reports that thousands of motorcyclists die every year on the road throughout America.
CHARLOTTE, VT- Timeargus.com writes that a crash occurred on US 7 in Charlotte that left two people dead.*
MACON, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a crash left a 64-year-old man from Macon dead this week.*
AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a tragic crash killed a 43-year-old woman from Harlem this week in Columbia County. *
According to the most recent data published on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of October 26, 2020, there was a 2% increase in the total number of on-the-job fatalities. The "Fatal Work Injury Rate remained unchanged at approximately three deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Over the past several years, the number of fatal workplace accidents in the United States is about 5,000 deaths. It's important to note that depending on the state where the injury occurred and the specific facts of an incident, the analysis of what is and what is not a workplace incident may change.
MACON, GA- 41nbc.com writes that a pedestrian crash occurred this week in Macon that seriously injured one person.*
DODGE COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a woman died this week in a crash with a large truck.*
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA- Whsv.com writes that a woman is now facing charges following a severe car crash in Augusta County, Virginia.*
DESTIN, FL- The nwfdailynews.com writes that an eleven-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian crash this week.*
DELAND, FL- News-journalonline.com writes that a crash left one person dead this week in DeLand. The incident occurred in the late morning on North Amelia Avenue at its intersection with East Church Street.*
PHILADELPHIA, PA- Philadelphia.cbslocal.com writes that police are still searching for a driver who struck and killed a 21-year-old woman in Pennsylvania.*
WOODVILLE, FL- Wtxl.com writes that a woman sustained serious injuries in a crash that took place on Woodville Highway. The early morning incident involved three vehicles.
TALIAFERRO COUNTY, GA- Wgauradio.com writes that a crash killed two people this week in Taliaferro County. The victims were identified as a 35-year-old man and a 40-year-old man, both from Hall County. The men were in a van that struck the rear of a large truck on Interstate 20.*
USA- A recent study published online at WKYC.COM reported the worst states in the nation in which to drive a car.
SUMMERVILLE, GA- Coosavalleynews.com writes that a crash took place this week in Summerville, Georgia, that caused fatal injuries to a child. The toddler reportedly walked into the roadway close to Advance Auto.*
MARIETTA, GA- Wsbtv.com writes that a man died this week when he attempted to cross Interstate 75 in Marietta.* The incident took place at Delk Road in the later evening. The authorities stated that the victim was a 61-year-old man from Early Townsend. The vehicle involved was a Chevrolet Trax, and the driver was 36 years old.
CHEVY CHASE, MD- Wtop.com writes that a crash injured seven people this week near Chevy Chase. The incident led to the closure of traffic lanes from Georgia Avenue through Connecticut Avenue.*
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Wsbtv.com writes that a crash occurred this week in Clayton County that led to at least one fatalities. The incident happened in the late evening leading to road closures. Few details are currently available regarding the cause of the crash, but images from the wreck show a truck towing away a motorcycle.*
AUGUSTA, GA- Wjbf.com writes that a pedestrian died in an accident on Deans Bridge Road at Murphy Road in the morning this week.*
COLUMBIA, GA- Wach.com writes that an eleven-year-old boy died this week in a crash at the intersection of North Springs Road and North Trace Road overnight. The victim, who reports state had a seatbelt on at the time, died from injuries to his neck. Two other people involved in the collision sustained serious injuries as well. No details regarding the cause of the crash are available.
AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a traffic accident seriously injured a police officer in Augusta, Georgia, this week.*
COLES COUNTY, IL- Wandtv.com writes that three people suffered injuries in a crash on 400 NCR this week in Coles County.*
GEORGIA - AJC.COM reports that National Distracted Driving Awareness Month is occurring now in October. The event is typically observed in April, but like so many things, it was moved because of the coronavirus. Officials chose to switch the month because, in the midst of the chaos of the early days of the pandemic, the important road safety message would have likely been widely ignored. However, according to some in the state, the distracted driving and associated hazards have long been largely ignored.
According to a recent report, roundabouts, also called traffic circles, are installed with greater regularity in the United States. The design of a roundabout creates a safe intersection for motorists, pedestrians, and bicycle riders alike by reducing speeds and congestion. Accidents that lead to death or severe injury could be reduced by over 80 percent when an intersection is converted into a roundabout.
USA - There are some roads in the United States that are particularly deadly for truck drivers. Driving a truck can be a dangerous job and a demanding one. Transporting cargo for long periods of time can lead to fatigue, a condition that can be deadly when driving a semi.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a report issued by USATODAY.COM, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Americans to drink more alcohol.
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – According to PATCH.COM, after a weekend of three deadly pedestrian crashes in Pinellas County, FL, the local sheriff’s office intends on using a state grant to counter this trend and reduce bicycle and pedestrian fatalities on Pinellas County roadways.*
BREVARD COUNTY, FL – According to a news article published by spacecoastdaily.com, a 37-year-old Cocoa woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident on U.S. Highway 1 in Mims.*
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – According to patch.com, two Hillsborough deputies who were responding to an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle ran over the pedestrian, a male, aged 27, on Hillsborough Avenue.*
MOUNT VERNON, SD – According to mitchellrepublic.com, a semi-truck flipped over on I-90 earlier this week in Aurora County, leading to major traffic pileup.*
CHARLOTTE, NC- Wbtv.com writes that a crash killed one person this week on Interstate 485.*
AUGUSTA, GA — According to a report issued by wrdw.com, law enforcement officers in Georgia announced that they would be on the lookout for distracted drivers.
FLORIDA – I-95 is the most deadly highway in the state of Florida, which is known as a “lawless ribbon of asphalt” that law enforcement is ignoring, per the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s recent investigation.
ATLANTA, GA- 11alive.com writes that a woman died in a crash on Interstate 285 in the northbound lanes this week in Atlanta. *
HOLIDAY, FL- Tampabay.com writes that a crash occurred this week between a pickup truck and a large tractor-trailer that left one person dead.*
AUGUSTA, GA- Wfxg.com writes that a pedestrian sustained injuries on Peach Orchard Road at its intersection with Chester Avenue.*
AUGUSTA, GA- Wfxg.com writes that Interstate 20E will soon be undergoing work close to Exit 190.*
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Fox5atlanta.com writes that a crash occurred in Clayton County, Georgia, that injured five individuals. *
GROVETOWN, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation reported that 337 motor vehicle accidents have occurred within the fifteen miles between Exit 175 and Exit 190. The accidents have happened over the last three years, including two that occurred recently.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a report issued by NHTSA.GOV, thirty people die each day in drunk driving crashes in the United States.
COLLIER COUNTY, FL- Winknews.com writes that a crash involving a motorcycle led to one fatality this week in Collier County. *
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA- Wrdw.com writes that emergency personnel responded to a collision on Interstate 20 this week to the west of Augusta. *
MADISON COUNTY, GA- Onlineathens.com writes that a crash occurred that left one person dead in Madison County. *
Cartersville, GA- Patch.com writes that a middle school teacher in Bartow County died this week in a tragic car crash in Cartersville.*
JASPER, FL – According to a news report at Valdostadailytimes.com, law enforcement is currently investigating a crash where a pedestrian died in Hamilton County, FL after being hit by a Cook County driver.*
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – According to a news report from wavy.com, a man from Florida who was operating a motorcycle on Interstate 264 tragically died in an accident that occurred in Virginia Beach, VA.*
USA- Travelerstoday.com writes that drivers should be mindful of the risks that they face daily on the road.
MICHIGAN- Car crashes are a major problem in the state and across the nation. Officials recently released statistics regarding the top causes of car crash-related injuries in the state. The number one cause of car accidents involved drivers departing from their lanes or from the road.
USA- Drivers who engage in car tuning, modifying a vehicle, can suffer a number of repercussions. One likely result is an increase in that person's insurance rates. On average, the insurance rates for these drivers will increase by about five percent.
CANTONMENT, FL- Northescambia.com writes that a crash took place involving two vehicles in Cantonment this week in Florida. Responders reportedly rushed one of the injured victims to the hospital under a trauma alert.
WESTON, FL- Local10.com writes that an afternoon golf cart accident injured three teenagers this week in Weston, Florida. The teen driving the vehicle suffered severe injuries when the vehicle overturned.
AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a crash took place this week in on Riverwatch Parkway that left the westbound lanes closed. Reports state that three vehicles were involved in the incident and that one of them ignited following the crash.*
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA- Unionrecorder.com writes that a college student suffered critical injuries in a pedestrian crash this week in Milledgeville. The incident occurred on South Wayne Street in the early morning. Reports state that the victim is a 22-year-old student at Georgia College. Responders transported that individual to a hospital in Macon for treatment.*
BATON ROUGE, LA- Brproud.com writes that a tragic pedestrian crash occurred this week in Baton Rouge. The incident occurred near Airline Road and Prescott Road in the early morning. Few details are available regarding the crash, but police confirm that one fatality occurred in the incident.*
BOOTHBAY, GA- Boothbayregister.com writes that an accident occurred this week in the mid-afternoon on Kenney Field Drive. Reports state that a 76-year-old woman from Boothbay Harbor was heading southbound in a 2011 Chevy Malibu when she struck the truck's rear.*
COBB COUNTY, GA- 11alive.com writes that one person died in a crash on Dallas Highway in the early afternoon this week.*
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a crash occurred this week in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.*
GEORGIA- Times-herald.com writes that Georgia police officers are recording a sharp spike in traffic crashes across the state.*
POOLER, GA- Wsav.com writes that police are reminding motorists to stay focused on the road and not on their phones. Across Georgia, law enforcement agencies are working to prevent distracted driving. Most years, distracted driving awareness month is observed in April. Officials chose to move the month to October in response to the coronavirus pandemic.*
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a crash occurred this week in Houston County that left one person dead. The crash took place in the evening on Georgia 247 in the southbound lanes close to Green Street. The victim was identified as a 70-year-old pedestrian. Few details are currently available regarding what cause of the tragic collision.*
USA- Traffic fatality rates increased drastically this year in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic. The pandemic caused traffic levels to decrease considerably this year. Unfortunately, during the second quarter of 2020, traffic fatality rates rose by approximately 30 percent. The numbers are based on data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
UK- Forbes.com writes that e-scooters continue to create controversy throughout the globe. E-scooters have two wheels and a small electric motor. Proponents of e-scooters often state that they are environmentally friendly and a good way for people to get around crowded cities without adding to traffic congestion.
JACKSON, MS- Wlbt.com writes that an electric scooter program in Vicksburg, Mississippi, has led to accidents. The incidents have led to concerns over whether e-scooters are safe.
Businesses frequently try to distance themselves from their employees’ wrongful acts if an injury occurs to a third party. The reason is simple. Georgia-based companies may try to avoid civil liability for damages caused by their employees to save money. Georgia’s vicarious liability law holds that employers may be liable for an employee's wrongful actions to another in specific circumstances.
GEORGIA- Northwestgeorgianews.com writes that police are aggressively pursuing distracted drivers this month as part of a safety initiative. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is leading an effort to hold distracted drivers accountable as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
USA - Children face different risk levels depending on the state in which they are vehicle passengers. Go Safe Labs, which is a nonprofit dedicated to transportation safety, studied crash-related data from 2015 through 2018.
BARTOW COUNTY, GA- Chattanoogan.com writes that a deadly hit-and-run crash occurred this week in Bartow County. The crash involved a vehicle and a cyclist.*
ATLANTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a driver killed two victims in a tragic hit-and-run crash in Atlanta, Georgia, this week. The crash took place when a police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle on Interstate 75.*
LANDER, WY- Newscenter1.tv writes that two people died in a deadly collision this week in Lander, Wyoming. The crash took place in the middle of the afternoon on US 287. Reports state that a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling from Bartholomew Way onto US 287 when a 2006 Buick Lucerne failed to notice the Jeep.*
MIDDLETOWN, WI- Madison.com Writes that a driver crashed into a church this week in Middleton, Wisconsin. The impact caused significant damage to the Saint Bernard Catholic Church including, shattered stained glass windows and bricks and other debris being strewn across the structure.*
GEORGIA- Gwinnettdailypost.com writes that trauma statistics are declining nationally but not universally throughout the United States. Injuries caused by stab wounds and gunshots do not indicate signs of dropping, but car crash deaths nationally have declined. However, in metro Atlanta, car crash-related injuries are not dropping.*
GAINESVILLE, GA- Gainesvilletimes.com writes that a crash involving a school bus occurred this week on Hilton Drive and Atlanta Highway in Gainesville.*
BROOKHAVEN, GA- Fox5atlanta.com writes that an Uber driver suffered severe injuries resulting from an incident of severe road rage. Reports state that the Uber driver was traveling on Buford Highway in Brookhaven, Georgia when he suffered a gunshot wound this week.*
GROVETOWN, GA- Wrdw.com writes that traffic crashes have led to congestion on Interstate 20. The Georgia Department of transportation is now responding by announcing a new project in the Grovetown area.*
AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a motorcycle crash occurred this week at Calhoun Expressway's intersection with Washington Road. Few details have been released regarding that incident. The authorities stated that one person did suffer injuries in the wreck.*
Workers’ compensation programs exist in order to provide protections for individuals who suffer from work-related injuries. The laws related to workers’ compensation vary from state to state. In general, these programs cover the medical costs associated with work-related injuries, and some wage replacement for employees who miss work as a result of their injury or illness. Workers’ compensation benefits do not include some forms of compensation available in personal injury lawsuits, such as payments for pain and suffering. However, unlike a personal injury lawsuit, workers’ compensation benefits are not based on fault. This means that it is possible for an injured employee to collect workers’ compensation even when no one wrongfully or negligently caused the injury, or even if the injured person caused the injury through his or her own carelessness.
FLORIDA- AAA is warning motorists regarding the dangers of distracted driving, according to NEWS4JAX.COM. The State of Florida, in recent years, recorded a historically high number of annual distracted driving accidents with over 200 distracted driving crashes, which resulted in 231 fatalities. October is the national distracted driving awareness month, and AAA is pointing out that distracted driving includes many behaviors other than using cell phones while behind the wheel. Nationally close to 3,000 people die in distracted driving crashes every year. In total, about 400,000 collisions are caused by distracted drivers annually.
CORDELE, GA- Walb.com writes that three people died this week in car crashes in Cordell, Georgia. The first incident took place on Interstate 75 in the southbound lanes. Two individuals died in that tragic accident.*
COLUMBUS, GA- Wtvm.com writes that two crashes occurred on JR Allen Parkway this week, leading to the closure of lanes traveling in both directions.*
HUNTERSVILLE, NC- Cdllife.com writes that one person died in a crash that took place early in the morning this week on Interstate 77. The collision, which occurred in a construction zone, involved a semi-truck and several of the construction vehicles. *
ATLANTA, GA- 11alive.com writes that a crash occurred this week in Atlanta in the course of a police pursuit. The Georgia State Patrol reports that several people suffered injuries following the chase.*
GROVETOWN, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a crash on Interstate 20 injured two individuals this week.*
GROVETOWN, GA- Wrdw.com writes that two Fulton County police officers died this week close to Grovetown in a crash that occurred on Interstate 20.*
WASHINGTON COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a car crash killed one person on Georgia Highway 68 this week in Washington County. Reports indicate the two vehicles were involved in the deadly collision, which took place at the intersection with Kaolin Road. The victim was identified as a 31-year-old man from Tennille. The deceased reportedly died at the scene of the crash. The authorities did not provide additional information regarding the cause of the collision.
ATLANTA, GA- Ktvz.com writes that a fatal crash took place this week in Atlanta on Techwood Drive. The crash happened in the late evening. The two-vehicles collided after a police officer pursued a driver on Interstate 75.*
AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com rights that traffic was delayed this week on Interstate 20 as a result of multiple collisions in Georgia close to the South Carolina state border.*
ADEL, GA- Valdostadailytimes.com Police in Cook County are searching for a driver who struck and killed another motorist this week in Adel. The deadly collision occurred in the early morning on Georgia Hwy 76 close to Cook Street.*
GROVETOWN, GA- Wjbf.com writes that The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning motorists to use caution on the road following two deadly crashes and five overall collisions that occurred this week on Interstate 20.
COOPER COUNTY, MO- Abc17news.com writes that a crash occurred this week In Cooper County, Missouri, that left one person dead. The afternoon accident took place in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. The victim, identified as a 40-year-old man from Brooksville, Florida, rolled his car over After attempting to pass a vehicle ahead of him. Reports state that the victim entered the left lane and then failed in his attempt to correct himself and struck the car, which he had attempted to pass. The victim's car then veered off of the road and collided with cables how long median. That impact caused the car to overturn multiple times. The vehicle also struck several signs and finally came to a rest on its driver side.*
AURORA, CO- 9news.com writes that a car versus motorcycle crash killed one person this week in Aurora, Colorado. The crash occurred in the evening when the motorcycle was traveling southbound, and a Toyota Camry traveling north attempted to make a left turn at the intersection with East Florida Avenue. Reports suggest that the driver in the Camry is at fault for the collision.
MACON, GA- Wgxa.com writes that a police officer was injured in a car crash this week. The injured officer is recovering in the hospital following the incident. Few details are currently available regarding the crash.*
WELLFORD, SC- Wspa.com writes that four people sustained injuries this week when a car collided with a home in Wellford, South Carolina.*
SACRAMENTO, CA- California entered a new law this week in response to the crash that killed Kobe Bryant earlier this year, stating that first responders will no longer be able to taken unauthorized photos of deceased persons at crime or accident scenes. In January of 2020, Kobe Bryant and eight other individuals died in a tragic helicopter crash. First responders who arrived on the scene took photos of the victims.*
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