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Blog Archive - March, 2020


126 Articles

Lawmakers Call for Guards on Trucks: Could Be Saving Lives

March 31, 2020

USA - Trucks.com writes that lawmakers are advocating to have sideguards required on truck trailers throughout the United States. Without effective guards, a car that collides with a trailer can slide beneath the larger vehicle. The result of these so-called underriding collisions are often devastating and violent.*

Pedestrian Fatalities in Georgia Rising Rapidly

March 31, 2020

GEORGIA - Ajc.com writes that pedestrian deaths in Georgia have been rising rapidly. While numbers are up throughout the nation as a whole, these crashes are increasing much faster in Georgia. Pedestrian deaths rose by three percent across the country in the first six months of 2018, but in Georgia, the numbers increased by about one third.*

Drunk Driver Strikes Police Car in Escambia County, Florida

March 30, 2020

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL- Wkrg.com writes that a drunk driver struck a police vehicle in a parking lot this week in Escambia County. The police vehicle was an Escambia County Sheriff SUV, and the Florida Highway Patrol arrived on the scene to investigate the incident. The drunk driver was operating a sedan just off of Saufley Field Road in Pensacola. The driver backed up and collided with the police car, which was responding to another call.*

Interstate Collision Killed One in Clayton County, Georgia

March 30, 2020

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Cbs46.com writes that a car crash left one man dead on Interstate 675 this week. The crash involved two vehicles that collided and crashed off of the roadway. A sedan was left completely mangled by the wreck after a pickup truck with a trailer crashed on top of the smaller vehicle.*

Man From Brazil Being Held For Visa Violation Following Tragic Crash that Killed Four

March 30, 2020

FL- Cnsnews.com writes that a horrible crash that killed four members of the same family, including two women and two children, is now being held on a violation of his visa. The driver crashed his pickup truck into the rear of the family’s Toyota Sienna, killing a woman, the woman’s two children, and the woman’s mother. The 26-year-old man received a citation for “careless driving,” for his role in the tragedy.*

Charter Bus Crashes Killing Three in Pala Mesa, California

March 30, 2020

PALA MESA, CA- Sanluisobispo.com writes that three people died, and another eighteen people suffered injuries when a bus rolled over. Rainfall caused the roads to be slick at the time of the crash. Reports indicate that the bus was not equipped with seatbelts and that several of the occupants were thrown from the vehicle as it rolled down an embankment.*

Employee Tragically Dies at Tyson Beef Plant

March 30, 2020

FINNEY COUNTY, KS- Wattagnet.com writes that a man died at a Tyson beef processing plant in Kansas. The victim was identified as a 30-year-old man from Garden City. Reports indicate that police were called to the scene after a man working on the harvest assembly line was found not breathing.*

Two-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 40 Injures One in Roane County, South Carolina

March 29, 2020

ROANE COUNTY, SC- 1057news.com writes that a collision took place this week on Interstate 4 in Roane County. The accident involved a 2010 Ford F-150 and a 2019 Nissan Kick. The motorists were both driving westbound close to mile marker 343 when the 64-year-old Maryville man driving the Ford collided with the side of the Nissan. The 58-year-old man in the Nissan suffered injuries in the collision.*

Woman Facing Charges Following Tragic Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

March 29, 2020

HALL COUNTY, GA- Gainesvilletimes.com writes that a woman is now facing charges for a crash that killed a motorcyclist this week in Hall County. The driver was identified as a 66-year-old woman from Illinois. Police charged the driver with vehicular homicide in the second-degree, which is classified under Georgia law as a misdemeanor.*

Self-Driving Cars Present Liability Questions Throughout the United States

March 26, 2020

USA - Self-driving cars are now presenting questions regarding fault in the event of a crash, according to THELIBERTARIANREPUBLIC.COM. In cars that are truly able to operate on their own, the occupants in the vehicle all become passengers. This means that there will be no driver to blame if an autonomous vehicle strikes and kills or injures another person. So, who will be at-fault if an autonomous vehicle injures someone?

Traffic Crashes Number One Killer of Marines

March 25, 2020

USA- Marinecorpstimes.com writes that the number one mishap killer of marine officers is due to car and motorcycle accidents.  In a short amount of time, three officers tragically died in separate crashes. Two motorcycle accidents and one pedestrian incident left all three victims dead.*

Tragic Head-On Collision in Twiggs County, Georgia Kills Two

March 24, 2020

TWIGGS COUNTY, GA- 41nbc.com writes that a head-on collision left two drivers dead this week in Twiggs County. The victims were identified as a 41-year-old man from Wrightsville and a 67-year-old man from Perry. The crash occurred at the intersection of State Route 96 and Patricia Drive in the mid-morning.*

Tragic Crash Reported in Gwinnett County, Georgia

March 24, 2020

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- Cbs46.com writes that a fatal collision occurred on the ramp leading from Interstate 85 to the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 in Gwinnett County. The information regarding the collision is limited at this time, but police stated that one person died in the wreck. The road was reopened later in the evening. *

Tragic Fatal Collision Reported in Cobb County, Georgia

March 24, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a deadly collision took place on Interstate 285 in Cobb County this week. The afternoon wreck occurred close to the Interstate 75 exchange. The vehicles involved in a wreck included a Toyota Corolla and a box truck. Traffic was slowed down as the lane farthest to the right remained the only one open for several hours following the crash. Details regarding the identity of those involved and the cause of the collision are not yet available. *

Motorcyclist Dies in Tragic Crash in Tavares, Florida

March 24, 2020

MOUNT DORA, FL- Dailycommercial.com writes that a motorcyclist died in a tragic two-vehicle crash in Mount Dora this week. The incident occurred when a driver in a van attempted to turn left at the intersection of US Highway 441 and Old Highway 441. The victim, identified as a 38-year-old man, was traveling south when a 55-year-old man driving northbound turned into the motorcycle's path.*

Driver Arrested After Tragic Crash in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

March 24, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA- Wbrz.com writes that a drunk driver caused a deadly collision in Baton Rouge on Florida Boulevard and Green Oak Drive. The suspect drove through a red traffic light and struck the side of another car. According to police reports, the man stated that he tried to apply his breaks when the light changed, but that they did not work.*

Why You Should Never Sit With Your Feet on the Dashboard

March 23, 2020

USA-  How you sit while riding in a car is important for your safety, according to THEEPOCHTIMES.COM. An X-ray of a young woman in England is being shared to show the risks of sitting with your legs on the dashboard. The victim was involved in a car crash, and the horrific injuries she sustained show on her X-Rays.*

Truck Driver Hours Extended Because of Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Truck Driver Hours Extended Because of Coronavirus: Could a Resulting Increase in Coffee  Consumption Put People at Risk?

USA- Fleetowner.com writes that truck drivers who drink coffee and energy drinks in larger quantities are more likely to be involved in crashes than those who drink just one cup of coffee a day. As a result of the coronavirus, truck drivers' hours-of-service rules have been put on hold, meaning that many drivers will be traveling for extremely long stretches of time.*

Severe Crash in Athens, Georgia Causes Road Closures

March 21, 2020

ATHENS, GA- 11alive.com writes that every collision occurred in the eastbound lanes of Atlanta Highway. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, and the images show a truck that crashed onto its roof that appears to have struck a utility pole. The other car suffered extreme damage on its front, especially on the driver’s side.*

Semi Strikes Bus from University of Arkansas

March 21, 2020

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC- Wyff4.com writes that a collision occurred on Interstate 85, causing long delays this week. The incident took place in the very early morning on Highway 153. The events began when a crash involving two cars led to delays on the Highway. A semi-truck then sideswiped a bus, struck another car and then collided with a rescue vehicle.*

Police Officer Severely Injured in Crash in Conyers, Georgia

March 21, 2020

CONYERS, GA- Wsbtv.com writes that a police officer suffered severe injuries in a collision that took place at the intersection of Flat Shoals Road and GA-138 in Conyers. The incident occurred in the late morning when the 29-year-old man was using his flashing lights when he traveled through a red traffic signal and collided with a Ford F-250 pickup truck.*

Tragic Crash Kills Man in Alabama After He Left Aunt’s Funeral

March 21, 2020

ETOWAH COUNTY, GA- Wjcl.com writes that a man from Georgia died in a tragic collision as he was driving home from his aunt’s funeral in Alabama. The victim, a 65-year-old man, reportedly suffered from a medical incident while traveling on US 278. The man’s van collided with a semi-truck, exploded, and then burst into flames. The victim was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.*

Motorcyclist Dies in Tragic Crash on Barrett Parkway in Cobb County, Georgia

March 21, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- 11alive.com writes that a motorcyclist died in a collision in Cobb County over the weekend. The incident occurred at the intersection of Rocky Ridge Road and Barrett Parkway when a 2016 motorcycle was traveling northbound and struck a Toyota Avalon that was about to make a left run. The victim was identified as a 43-year-old man from Marietta.*

Cyclist and Son of Congressman Severely Injured in Cycling Crash

March 21, 2020

GORDON COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a member of the Georgia Tech cycling team and son of a US Congressman was severely injured in a cycling crash over the weekend. The boy was competing in a road race with the University team when the incident occurred. According to reports, the victim was transported to a trauma facility where he remains in critical condition.*

Secondary Collision Involving Firetruck Reported in Henry County

March 21, 2020

HENRY COUNTY, GA- 11alive.com writes that a car struck a fire truck that was on the scene of an earlier collision in Henry County. The first incident occurred in the evening on Interstate 75 and involved two passenger cars and a pickup truck.Responders arrived on the scene of the earlier incident when a secondary crash threatened the safety of the officers and firefighters working to help the earlier victims. * 

Some States are More Dangerous Than Others For Pedestrians

March 20, 2020

USA- Some states are more dangerous than others when it comes to pedestrian crashes, according to CEOWORLD.BIZ. A recent study conducted by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) analyzed pedestrian deaths and collision trends from 2017. The number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017 from traffic crashes averaged to 1 fatality every 88 minutes and almost 115 deaths every week.*

Driver Strikes Motorcyclist in Tragic Crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee

March 19, 2020

CHATTANOOGA, TN- Newschannel9.com writes that a crash occurred late in the evening on Highway 58 in Chattanooga. The incident led to the death of a motorcyclist. According to reports, a Chevrolet Suburban made a turn from Highway 58 onto Jersey Pike and struck the northbound motorcycle. Responders rushed the motorcyclist to the hospital, where he later died. The investigation is still ongoing.*

Motorcycle crash in Columbia County Leads to Injuries

March 19, 2020

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA- Wjbf.com writes that a motorcycle crash took place on Washington Road in Columbia County. The sheriff’s office responded to calls regarding the wreck. Reports indicate that the collision caused injuries but did not state the number of injured individuals or the severity of their injuries.*

Car Strikes and Tragically Kills Man in Macon, Georgia

March 19, 2020

MACON, GA- Macon.com writes that a veteran had gotten a second chance at life after being homeless, only to be struck and killed in a pedestrian crash. The incident occurred this week on Gray Highway in the evening. Reports state that the 65-year-old victim was crossing the roadway when a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria struck and killed him in front of a McDonald’s. According to the motorist, he failed to see the man in the road before striking him. *

Driver Who Killed Three Churchgoers Convicted and Sentenced to 50 Years

March 19, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a driver who caused a severe and deadly crash was sentenced this week to 50 years in prison. The incident occurred when the driver had spent the entire night before up drinking prior to getting into his Mercedes SUV and crashing into the victims’ car. The motorist struck the other vehicle with such force that it traveled 90 feet into the woods and ejected the driver.*

Victim Identified in Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Clayton County, Georgia

March 19, 2020

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a deadly collision occurred in Clayton County this week. The victim was a 21-year-old man who saw his friend’s stolen truck, which led to an altercation on the roadway. The vehicles both ended up crashing off the side of the road, and the stolen pickup truck landed on the victim’s Lincoln LS. The young man died in the incident.*

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology Means Smarter Cars

March 19, 2020

USA- There are many pilot programs throughout the nation that are working on learning how vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V), will change the driving landscape. The technology may allow vehicles to communicate with one another, and proponents of the tech believe that it will increase traffic safety and efficiency.*

Drunk Driver Strikes and Kills Trucker in Tragic Interstate 95 Crash

March 16, 2020

HANOVER, VA- Wric.com writes that a truck driver was killed in a crash in Hanover County this week when a drunk driver crossed over the center line on Interstate 95 and struck the semi head-on. The trucker then lost control of his vehicle and collided with the guardrail, causing the vehicle to roll over. The 53-year-old trucker was trapped in his car and had to be extricated from the truck. He passed away at the scene of the crash.*

Small Plane Crash in Oconee County, Georgia

March 16, 2020

OCONEE COUNTY, GA- Wfxg.com writes that a small plane crashed this week in Georgia. The reports indicate that the aircraft was a single-engine plane that came down in the late afternoon. The early information about the incident does not state whether anyone was injured or killed in the crash.*

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Tragic Crash that Killed Five People in Kansas

March 15, 2020

KANSAS- Kansas.com writes that five people died in a horrific early morning collision in Kansas this week. The incident occurred when a driver in a pickup truck was traveling in Interstate 70 heading east in the westbound lanes of traffic. The 2001 Ford F-150 crashed head-on into a 1999 Ford Econoline E350 van. The force of the impact led to the pickup truck igniting. Reports indicate that the truck was in the median completely engulfed in flames moments after the wreck.*

Car Crash Deaths Spike After Daylight Saving Time

March 13, 2020

USA- A new study indicates that the number of fatal car crashes increases by approximately 6 percent in the week following daylight saving time (DST), according to HEALTHLINE.COM. The likely cause of the spike in deadly wrecks is the sleep deprivation caused by the changing of the time. People are hit with fatigue and are driving with symptoms that are similar to jet lag.*

Connected Vehicles May Increase Road Safety

March 13, 2020

USA- Fortune.com writes that about 40,000 tragically people died in car crashes in 2018. The overwhelming majority of car crashes are caused by human errors. In fact, a 2015 report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that about 94 percent of collisions are caused by driver mistakes.* 

Traffic Deaths Are Down, But Much Still Needs to be Done to Improve Road Safety

March 11, 2020

NORTH CAROLINA-   Traffic deaths overall have dropped in recent years in Robeson County, North Carolina, according to ROBESONIAN.COM. The news is welcomed in a country that loses tens of thousands of people every year in vehicle collisions. In Robeson County, the fatalities are also down for the second year in a row. The county is historically one of the worst in the state when it comes to vehicle collisions and traffic fatalities.*

Two Killed in Separate Johnson County Collisions on New Buckeye Road

March 11, 2020

JOHNSON COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that two people died and two others were injured in separate crashes that occurred in Johnson County within minutes of one another. The first incident took place when a nineteen-year-old driver from Wrightsville attempted to flee police officers and caused a crash wherein his car overturned close to Calvary Church Road. The car ended up on its rooftop. It is not yet clear why the officers were pursuing the teen.*

South Carolina Ranks High on Vehicle Collision Deaths, But Early 2020 is Looking Better

March 11, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA - There have been at least 82 fatalities on South Carolina roads this year, according to THESTATE.COM. In 2018, South Carolina was found to be one of the worst states in the nation for fatal car crashes. In a report that looked at fatalities in each state per population size, South Carolina came in third. According to the study, the state has 20.5 car crash-related fatalities per every 100,000 people. The only other states with higher numbers of reported fatalities were Mississippi and Alabama.*

Woman Dies in Post Car Crash Accident in Columbus Georgia

March 11, 2020

COLUMBUS, GA- Wtvm.com writes that a driver pulled to the side of the road following a crash that took place on Woodruff Farm Road in Muscogee County. The 26-year-old from Atlanta exited her vehicle and was walking near the scene when another driver on the opposite side of the street collided with a guide wire.*

Rainfall Leads to Multiple Collisions in Georgia and Alabama

March 11, 2020

COLUMBUS, GA- Wtvm.com writes that police have been responding to numerous crashes in Georgia’s Chattahoochee Valley, including one fatal wreck that occurred on Woodruff Farm Road. The victim was in a crash, and after exiting her car, was struck and killed by a utility pole that came down when another driver struck a telephone guide wire.* 

Wrong-Way Collision Tragically Kills One in Antioch

March 11, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN- Newschannel5.com writes that a driver died in a wrong-way collision that occurred in Antioch. Police are reporting that the victim was in a stolen car and was suspected of a carjacking. The incident took place on Murfreesboro Pike close to the border with Rutherford County in the later evening. Two people carjacked a man who was pulling in his driveway. The suspects used firearms to threaten the owner of a Dodge Charger and then drove away in the stolen car.*

Crashes and Wet Pavement Lead to Road Closures in Burke County, Georgia

March 11, 2020

BURKE COUNTY, GA- Wjbf.com writes that several roads in Georgia’s Burke County were closed because of flooding and wet pavement. Prior to the road closures, there had been three collisions in less than 24 hours that resulted partially because of the rain. Injuries were reported in all three incidents. The details regarding those wrecks have not yet been released.*

Car Culture Puts Pedestrians in Danger According to Report

March 11, 2020

USA- Journalism played a large role in developing car culture in the United States, according to USA.STREETSBLOG.ORG.  News outlets did not always write in a way that helped the automotive industry, but over the years, journalists began to write in a way that promoted automobile-based transportation.  This different way of thinking assumed that a certain number of casualties were inevitable on our roadways.*

Plane Broke in the Air Before Striking the Ground in Calhoun, Georgia

March 10, 2020

CALHOUN, GA- Fox5atlanta.com writes that a small plane crash that occurred recently in Georgia involved an aircraft that broke into pieces in the air. The pilot had reportedly reported problems prior to the fatal crash. The plane was meant to travel from a suburb of Atlanta to Nashville, but the pilot informed air traffic control of an issue with the plane’s autopilot system as well as with another instrument, which shows the location of the plane compared to the horizon.*

Police Chief in Smyrna, Georgia Looks to Lower Traffic Crashes

March 10, 2020

SMYRNA, GA- Ajc.com writes that the new police chief in Smyrna is focusing on the area’s car crashes and vehicle accident fatalities. While violent crime in Smyrna is down, the number of people dying in crashes is alarming. Officers responded to 3,411 in 2017, followed by 3,462 in 2018, and 3,317 in 2019. So far, in 2020, police have already been on the scene of 424 traffic accidents.*

Pedestrian Accidents and Dangerous Roads in Columbus, Georgia

March 10, 2020

COLUMBUS, GA- The ledger-enquirer.com writes that pedestrians are being tragically struck and killed in high numbers in Columbus. The area has seen a rise in pedestrian incidents. In one incident, a man who was living in a shelter left to meet friends and go shopping. In the early morning, the 55-year-old attempted to cross Veterans North at a marked crosswalk. Several drivers saw the man and stopped, but one driver failed to notice him and struck the victim, killing him at the scene.*

Daylight Savings Time May Become A Thing of the Past in Georgia

March 10, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Onlineathens.com writes that voters may have the opportunity to voice their opinion on daylight savings time. The switching of the clocks that much of the country does twice a year is a controversial topic that often frustrates many people around the nation. Not only do people find this practice inconvenient, but there is some indication that it can be dangerous and increase the risk of certain injuries.*

How to Drive in Rain: AAA Report

March 09, 2020

TN- Rainy weather is coming to Tennessee this week.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), well over one million collisions occur on rainy roads each year in the United States. About 5,700 people lose their lives in crashes that occur on wet roadways annually. Wet roads and heavy rain create many risks for motorists. When it comes to driving in inclement weather, caution is warranted. AAA writes that it is important to change driving style when operating a vehicle in the rain.*

Family of Driver Killed in Wrong-Way Collision Speaks Out

March 07, 2020

HALL COUNTY, GA- Wjcl.com writes that a family is angry that the wrong-way driver who killed their loved one was not arrested for eight days after the collision. The incident took place in Forsyth County when the victim was driving on State Route 306. The woman was in the car with her daughter heading to a doctor’s appointment and was speaking to her husband on the phone when she told him a car was heading straight at her.*

Crawford County Crash Kills One, Injures One on GA 22

March 06, 2020

CRAWFORD COUNTY, GA- 41nbc.com writes that one person died in a Crawford County crash this week, and another was injured. The incident occurred on State Route 22 and Billy White Road. According to the County Coroner, the incident occurred in the early morning. The injured individual was transported to the Medical Center Navicent Health in Macon.*

Collision Between School Buses Injures Students in Atlanta

March 06, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- 11alive.com writes that two school buses were involved in a collision while driving students home this week in Atlanta. The incident occurred in the afternoon on Defoor Avenue and Collier Road. According to the Atlanta Public School System, one of the buses struck the back of the other bus.*

Tragic Cedartown Crash Kills One

March 06, 2020

CEDARTOWN, GA- Coosavalleynews.com writes that a man died in a collision on US 27 this week. The early morning wreck occurred when the victim was driving northbound and crossed into the southbound lanes where his vehicle collided head-on with a semi-truck. The truck then swerved causing it to collide with another tractor-trailer.*

Details Released from NTSB Concerning Two Tesla Autopilot Crashes

March 06, 2020

USA- The National Transportation Safety Board released details related to two collisions that involved Tesla's autopilot features, according to USNEWS.COM.  The incidents occurred in Florida and California. One of the wrecks investigated by the Board was in response to a crash that tragically killed an Apple engineer on a Silicon Valley road. Reports indicate that the engineer complained prior to the fatal incident about his Tesla SUV not working properly on the same stretch of road where it ultimately collided with a concrete wall.*

Investigations Continue in Cases of Tesla Autopilot

March 06, 2020

USA- The bouldergazette.com writes that investigators are looking into crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system. With the new self-driving technology coming in many vehicles around the country, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how these systems are working, and how they are failing.*

Pedestrian Deaths Decline in Georgia, But Big Picture Indicates Problems Still Persist

March 05, 2020

GEORGIA- Pedestrian fatalities declined by about sixteen percent in the first six months of 2019 in Georgia, according to AJC.com. Reports found that 116 pedestrians were tragically killed in collisions in the first half of 2019 as compared to 137 pedestrian fatalities in the same time in 2018. However, pedestrian fatalities increased by about three percent nationwide during the same period.*

Powerful Winter Storm Causes Massive Pileups on I-80

March 05, 2020

RAWLINS, Wy. — Three people have died, and possibly dozens more have suffered varying injuries in two massive pileups on Interstate 80 near Rawlins, Wyoming. One of the pileup crashes involved approximately 100 vehicles, and another involved 40 more cars. According to a report appearing on Foxnews.com, troopers from the Wyoming Highway Patrol announced in a press release that the first reports of crashes came in around 3:40 p.m. on Sunday in the vicinity of mileposts 181 and 184 in Rawlins. The city of Rawlins is situated about 180 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The statement from the Wyoming State Patrol indicated that weather probably played a role in the crashes but did not rule out negligence on behalf of any driver. *

Fourteen-Year-Old Suffers Severe Injuries in Stamford Collision

March 04, 2020

STAMFORD- The ncadvertiser.com writes that a severe collision occurred this week that left a young teenage boy in critical condition. The incident occurred on Webb’s Hill Road in the late afternoon. The victim was ejected from a 2005 Dodge Dakota that overturned. The driver of the vehicle, an eighteen-year-old boy, did not sustain any injuries in the wreck.*

Driver Dies While Making Left-Turn in Tragic East Cobb Crash

March 04, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Eastcobbnews.com writes that a driver in a white Mercedes SL550 was killed at the intersection of Powers Road and Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb County. The victim, identified as a 61-year-old man, was traveling northbound on Johnson Ferry Road when he attempted to turn onto Powers Road.*

Timeline for Autonomous Vehicles Taking Longer than Expected

March 03, 2020

USA- The first cross-country trip in an autonomous vehicle occurred in 1995, according to PopularMechanics.com. The trip covered about 2,800 miles, and for 98 percent of the journey, the vehicle was in total control. The car traveled at 60-miles-per-hour on average and safely made its way from Pittsburgh to San Diego.*

Head-On Crash in Crawford County Kills One

March 02, 2020

CRAWFORD COUNTY, GA- Amp.macon.com writes that a 32-year-old man died in a crash between a car and a semi-truck this week in Crawford County. The incident occurred when the victim, a 32-year-old man, was driving westbound in a 2001 BMW and crossed into oncoming traffic. A 2003 International 9100 Series truck heading eastbound collided head-on with the smaller car.*

Drunk Driver Runs Over Girlfriend in Polk County, Florida

March 02, 2020

POLK COUNTY, FL- The-daily-record.com writes that a drunk driver ran over and killed his girlfriend and then fled the scene of the crash. The incident occurred when the driver left a bar after his girlfriend left to walk home. The man struck the woman and stated that he believed he had collided with an animal. After looking back, he stated he saw he had actually hit a person.*

Two Crashes Kill Two in Cobb County in Two Day Time Period

March 01, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that two crashes in Cobb County occurred this week in less than two days’ time. The first of the fatal incidents involved a teenager who was traveling on a motorcycle when a Nissan Altima turned left in front of the bike. The incident occurred at the intersection of Old Mountain Park and Alabama Road in the mid-afternoon.*

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