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Blog Archive - April, 2020


141 Articles

Nursing Home in Pinellas Evacuated Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

April 29, 2020

SEMINOLE, FL- Tampabay.com writes that a nursing home community, The Freedom Square of Seminole, suffered an outbreak of the coronavirus that tragically led to three deaths.  Now, dozens of residents have been hospitalized, and a 74-year-old man, an 84-year-old woman, and a 66-year-old man all have died from the virus.*

75% of the Residents at Arbor Terrace at Cascade Nursing Home Have Coronavirus; 15 have died

April 28, 2020

ATLANTA - April 24, 2020 - According to an online news story published on WSBTV.com, some of the most heartwrenching stories concerning the coronavirus are about the tragedies that are occurring in Georgia nursing homes. Family members gathered near nursing care facility, Arbor Terrace at Cascade, to hold a vigil for those who tragically lost loved ones who contracted COVID-19 infections at a nursing home. The assisted living facility is located in southwest Atlanta. The senior living facility recently announced fifteen residents have passed away from the coronavirus at their facility.   

Two Killed in Tragic Redmond Circle Wreck in Gerogia

April 28, 2020

GEORGIA- Coosavalleynews.com writes that two people died in a crash on Redmond Circle this week. The incident took place when a northbound Ford F-350 veered across the center line and collided with a southbound Infinity. The head-on wreck caused the Infinity to roll over and catch fire.*

Dispatcher Dies in Tragic Interstate 95 Crash in Camden County, Georgia (GA)

April 28, 2020

CAMDEN COUNTY, GA- Thebrunswicknews.com writes that a crash left a 911 dispatcher dead this week on Interstate 95. The victim had just finished her shift with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office in Woodbine. The woman entered a construction zone where she collided with a tractor-trailer that was traveling at a slow rate of speed. The incident occurred in the early morning.* 

Smyrna Police Officer Killed in Tragic Crash in Smyrna, Georgia (GA)

April 28, 2020

SMYRNA, GA- Patch.com writes that an officer in Smyrna died this week in a crash involving an SUV. The victim was identified as a 34-year-old man who had been with the Smyrna police department for two years. Reports indicate that he had been a member of the U.S. Air Force prior to becoming a police officer. The officer left behind a wife and three children.*

New Jersey Driver Crashes Car Possibly Because of Medical Mask

April 28, 2020

LINCOLN PARK, NJ- Fox5atlanta.com writes that New Jersey police officers believe that a driver may have crashed his or her car because of what they termed “excessive” mask-wearing. The reports indicate that the driver veered off the road and caused a severe collision this week. Police stated that the motorist had been wearing a medical N95 mask for several hours prior to the wreck.*

California Releases List of Nursing Homes with COVID-19

April 28, 2020

CALIFORNIA- Kqed.com writes that over 21-percent of nursing homes across California have confirmed cases of coronavirus. The governor recently promised to publish the list of impacted facilities and followed through this week with a report. The California Department of Social Services also made public some information about fatalities at long-term care facilities. However, the reports still fail to provide a complete picture of the outbreak in this vulnerable population.*

Nursing Home Loses 29 Residents to the Virus, Possibly More

April 28, 2020

NEW YORK, NY- Nytimes.com writes that reports indicate that at least 29 people died at a Queens nursing home, but that some are asking whether more deaths have occurred but not yet been reported. Families are struggling to get information from the facility and feel as though they are being left in the dark.*

Dozens of Nursing Homes have Reported COVID-19 Fatalities

April 28, 2020

ALBANY, NY- Lohud.com writes that at least 42 nursing homes suffered ten or more fatalities as a result of the novel coronavirus. These facilities have faced serious outbreaks that have been devastating for the vulnerable people living in these homes. Based on new reports, downstate facilities have been facing large clusters of infection.*

Nursing Homes in Arizona Report Spikes in COVID-19 Infections

April 28, 2020

MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ- Azcentral.com writes that nursing homes and similar facilities in Arizona have faced an increasing number of cases of the potentially deadly coronavirus. In Maricopa County, 42 facilities saw 198 confirmed cases of the virus, which represented a 200 percent increase. The respiratory disease has killed 32 people and sent 65 to the hospital.*

Man’s Death at Chicago Nursing Home Triggers Outrage

April 27, 2020

GLENVIEW, Ill. — The son of an elderly resident of a Glenview, Ill., nursing home who died from a COVID-19 infection expressed his frustration and anger over the loss of his father. The nursing home resident, who was 89-years-old when he passed away, lived at the Maryhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since January of 2015, according to NBC5 Chicago. The deceased's son learned that his father began running a fever two weeks ago. The elderly nursing home resident was not eligible for a coronavirus test. However, since that time, the son pleaded with the nursing home for information concerning his father’s health. The situation became so dire that the man asked the local police department to conduct a well-being check on his father. The elderly gentleman was in poor condition and as a result, was rushed to a nearby hospital *

Employee Reports Nursing Home Keeps Staff “In the Dark” About Positive COVID-19 Tests

April 27, 2020

MUNCIE, Ind. — Officially, three residents of the Liberty Village nursing home located in Muncie, Indiana, tragically died from complications stemming from the COVID-19 infection. One member of the staff, who wished to remain anonymous due to the fear of retribution, claims that two other people have died. Still, the facility will not identify the deceased, according to an article appearing in The Star Press. The anonymous employee also stated that the nursing home administrators purposely denied testing so that the overall number of infections would remain low, and so staff would continue to show up to work. 

COVID-19 Identified at 230 Nursing Homes in Georgia

April 26, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- 11alive.com writes that 230 nursing home facilities in Georgia have confirmed cases of COVID-19. The list includes any personal care or nursing facilities with a minimum of 25 beds where any member of the residential population or the staff tested positive for the virus.* 

Ten Dead from COVID-19 at Bartow Nursing Homes

April 26, 2020

BARTOW COUNTY, GA- The daily-tribune.com writes that the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) indicates that over 40 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in long-term care facilities across Bartow County. So far, at least ten people have died from the virus in those facilities based on data from the Bartow County Emergency Management Agency ("EMA").*

Athens-Based Nursing Home Reports Ten Dead from Coronavirus

April 26, 2020

ATHENS, GA- Cbs46.com writes that ten people died from the coronavirus at an Athens-based nursing home in Georgia. The PruittHealth Grandview facility released a statement about the deaths stating that the facility is saddened by the losses and are communicating with the families of those who died. A spokesperson for the facility also explained that the home was carrying out infection control procedures, cleaning more frequently, canceling communal activities, and not permitting visitation. The staff members are reportedly screened daily, as are patients, and only essential staff members are allowed into the facility.*

Motorists Take to the Road at High Speeds Amid Coronavirus Quarantine

April 26, 2020

USA- Gwinnettdailypost.com writes that amid the coronavirus quarantine, drivers are taking to the road at high rates of speed. Few motorists are on highways that would normally be blocked with heavy traffic, leaving these roads nearly empty. State officials across the nation are now reporting a drastic increase in speeding violations. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) issued a report on the troubling trend.*

Website Listing Ohio Facilities with Coronavirus Taken Down

April 26, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, OH- Wkbn.com writes that a website that contained a list of Ohio nursing homes with positive cases of the coronavirus has been taken down. The Ohio Department of Health had published the site. Reports indicate that the Ohio Department of Health may have had some facilities listed incorrectly.*

Transportation-Related Jobs Can Be Deadly in Alabama

April 24, 2020

ALABAMA- The bls.gov keeps track of information regarding deadly workplace accidents throughout the United States. Data from 2018 indicates that in Alabama, 89 people died on the job in various industries. The number of workplace deaths in the state hit a high in 1996, with 155 workers tragically dying. In 2015, 70 deaths were reported making it the least fatal year for work-related fatalities in Alabama.*

Nursing Home Residents Face Deadly Risks and Families Struggle for News

April 24, 2020

USA- Abcnews.go.com writes that the coronavirus is taking a massive toll on nursing homes and the residents in these facilities. Even during the early days of the pandemic, the Cobble Hill Health Center in Brooklyn had paramedics responding night and day. In Virginia, firefighters reported a massive increase in the number of 911 calls coming in from the Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico County. An anonymous tipster in New Jersey alerted the authorities about the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center, where staff had resorted to storing a body in a shed.*

Florida Releases Names of Nursing Homes with Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

April 23, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FL- Herladtribune.com writes that Florida has now released the names of nursing homes in the state that have confirmed cases of the coronavirus in their staff or residents. There are currently 303 facilities on that list, and 45 counties, out of a total of 67, have positive cases in a nursing home. Sarasota currently has ten, while Manatee has eight. The governor stated that the names of those infected would not be disclosed, only the names of the facilities.*

Sixteen Test Positive for Coronavirus in Kanawha Nursing Home

April 23, 2020

CHARLESTON, WV- Wvmeteronews.com writes that sixteen residents of a nursing home in West Virginia have confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The numbers from the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located in Jefferson released the report just before the governor issued an executive order requiring testing at such facilities.*

Tragic Plane Crash Leaves Two Presumed Dead

April 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Carolinacoastonline.com writes that a report published by the National Transportation Safety Board states that the two people aboard a plane that crashed late last month are presumed dead. The small aircraft was identified as a Maule MT-7-235. The plane reportedly crashed off of the coast of Emerald Isle around thirteen miles away from the Bogue Inlet.*

Hit-and-Run Driver Facing Charges in Tragic Crash

April 23, 2020

BETHANY, CT- Ncadvertiser.com writes that a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in 2018 and that the driver has now been identified. The suspect, a 26-year-old man from Prospect, turned himself in this week and was charged for leaving the scene of a deadly crash.*

CDC to Monitor Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

April 23, 2020

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, better known by the acronym CDC, receives reports of every case of coronavirus stemming from a nursing home. New regulations require nursing homes and long-term healthcare facilities to report new coronavirus cases to patients and their families as well. CNN reports that reporting requirements will increase so that family members of nursing home residents can receive updates about the conditions in nursing homes. Patients and staff in nursing homes and long-term healthcare facilities are exceedingly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. Thousands of people who lived in nursing homes across the country have died from the virus. *

Home Injury Risk Increases with Coronavirus Pandemic

April 23, 2020

USA- Wsradio.com writes that household hazards are creating a greater than average risk to Americans as the population is spending significantly more time at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that there is an increased risk of injuries from household products and activities at this time and that families should be working to limit those risks.*

Top Pick in 2020 NFL Draft Includes Derrick Brown, Former Auburn Star and Montlick & Associates Athlete of the Year

April 23, 2020

The 2020 NFL draft will make history this week as general managers make their picks in a fully virtual format during the peak of the global coronavirus pandemic.  Despite watching from their homes, the anticipation and excitement will still be on a grand level for four Georgia high school standouts.  Expected to be top picks are Derrick Brown from Auburn, Alabama’s Xavier McKinney and Georgia’s Andrew Thomas and Jake Fromm.

Crash Takes Out Traffic Lights, Closes Richmond County Intersection

April 21, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA- Wfxg.com writes that a crash took place in Richmond County this week. The late morning collision occurred at the intersection of Wrightsboro Road and Heard Avenue. The collision caused the traffic signals to be knocked down. Crews at the scene were working to restore the traffic control devices. Drivers were asked to avoid the area.

Florida Nursing Homes Are Infested with COVID-19

April 21, 2020

PALM COUNTY, Fla. — One out of every five people who died from COVID-19 in Florida was either living in or working in a nursing home according to the TC Palm. Spurred on by the grotesque discovery of a nursing home in New Jersey that housed seventeen deceased residents stacked up in a small morgue, elder care advocates asked Florida’s governor to identify all of the eldercare facilities where someone died from COVID-19. The governor of Florida denied the request. Instead, the governor released statistics showing that 1,400 long-term care facility residents contracted COVID-19, and 126 people have died. *

Nursing Homes in Quincy Loses Twelve Residents to Coronavirus

April 21, 2020

QUINCY, MA- The patiotledger.com writes that nursing homes in Quincy are now taking extra steps to test residents and members of their staff after reporting that twelve people died in long-term care facilities in the area. The total number of deaths doubled this week, and the virus is continuing to spread among the vulnerable populations at senior living and rehabilitation facilities.*

Coronavirus Leaves Twelve Dead at Milford Nursing Home

April 21, 2020

SUSSEX COUNTY, DE- Delmarvanow.com writes that twelve people have died at one nursing home facility in Sussex County as COVID-19 spreads through the nation. The disease has proven particularly deadly for older individuals, and residential facilities have been some of the hardest hit by the virus.* 

Almost All Residents at Belmont Manor Nursing Home Tested Positive for Coronavirus

April 21, 2020

MASSACHUSETTS- Wbur.com writes that by the end of March, the Belmont Manor nursing home had a confirmed case of coronavirus in one of its residents. The 135-bed nursing home then experienced an outbreak in its population that has killed 30 people and infected another 86. Additional residents are still waiting for test results to confirm whether they have the disease as well.*

Nursing Homes Suffer More than 5,500 Fatalities From Coronavirus

April 21, 2020

USA- Nbcnews.com writes that the coronavirus is hitting nursing homes with particular viciousness as it spreads throughout the nation. The number of fatalities from long-term care facilities is now more than 5,670, indicating a jump of more than double in the matter of a week. In New York, more than two percent of the state’s nursing home residents died from the virus.*

Crash in Rickman Injures Two in Rickman, Tennessee (TN)

April 21, 2020

RICKMAN, TN- Livingstonenterprise.net writes that a two-vehicle collision in Rickman injured two people and led to charges being filed against a teenage driver. Reports indicate that a nineteen-year-old boy from Cookeville was driving a 2012 Ford Fusion on Paran Road. The young motorist attempted to enter Highway 111’s southbound lanes.*

Tragic Fatal Crash Reported on Interstate 516 in Savannah, Georgia (GA)

April 19, 2020

SAVANNAH, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a deadly crash occurred this week on Interstate 516 close to Augusta Road. Reports indicate that two vehicles were involved in the incident and that one of them rolled over. At least one person is confirmed to have died in the wreck. The identities of those involved and details regarding the crash are not yet available.*

Nursing Home in Joliet Likely Responsible for 23 COVID-19 Deaths

April 19, 2020

JOLIET, Ill. — Joliet, Illinois, has suffered its share of COVID-19-related deaths, especially at one nursing home in particular. According to a report from News Radio WBBM, 23 people in a nursing home died from COVID-19. The nursing home that suffered the unimaginable tragedy, known as Symphony of Joliet, reported that 22 people who lived there and one staff member died from the novel coronavirus. The Symphony of Joliet nursing home is one of 26 nursing homes run by the same company in Illinois and Indiana. WBBM also reported that Joliet’s mayor had asked the state’s Department of Public Health to investigate the reason why a large number of residents became infected and died. *

One Nursing Home Accounts for 23 COVID-19 Deaths

April 19, 2020

JOLIET, Ill. — The Symphony nursing home of Joliet, Illinois, has been infiltrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Herald-News. Over 20 people have died, including one staff member at the home. The Symphony nursing facility has the highest concentration of COVID-19-positive patients out of any nursing home in Illinois. However, the Symphony of Joliet is not alone. Sadly, the rate of COVID-19 infection in Illinois nursing homes has doubled in one week’s time. However, 20 people from Symphony died in the last seven days and 23 overall since March 27, 2020, from COVID-19. All residents who received negative COVID-19 tests have moved out of the facility and into others run by the same company. *

77 Percent of All Virginia Nursing Homes Failed Infection Control Tests Before the Coronavirus Struck

April 19, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. — Nursing homes in Virginia historically have a terrible track record of controlling the spread of infections in their facilities. According to The Virginian Pilot, 77 percent of the commonwealth’s nursing homes failed to satisfy infection control and prevention regulations. Even after receiving a failing grade, many nursing homes failed to clean up their act. They failed the required infection control and prevention testing again. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck. Some failing grades were issued by governmental regulators, such as not washing hands or wearing masks while treating contagious patients. Today we know that these steps were required to save lives and to prevent the spread of infectious disease. *

Nursing Home in California Under Criminal Investigation Because of High Number of Coronavirus Deaths

April 19, 2020

HAYWARD, CA. — The prosecuting authority from Alameda County opened an investigation into a nursing facility because thirteen residents died from the novel coronavirus. The Alameda County district attorney said that the Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center is under investigation for a large number of deaths. Additional, one family is pursuing legal action of a woman who died from COVID-19 and lived at the nursing home. According to an article from the Patch of Castro Valley, CA, the investigation could include probing elder abuse allegations, criminal negligence, or involuntary manslaughter charges because of the conditions in the facility. *

Tesla Autopilot System Can Increase Safety but Must be Used Properly

April 16, 2020

USA- Fleeteurope.com writes that Tesla’s autopilot system has become a source of controversy in recent years as it has been linked to several heavily reported and violent collisions. The company has even been criticized for naming the system Autopilot as the title seems to infer that the system is capable of a great deal more than what it is designed to do.*

Crash Highlights Importance of Move Over Law in Georgia

April 15, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- 11alive.com writes that a car crash in Cobb County is being used as an example to remind motorists of the importance of giving space to first responders at the scene of crashes. The law has been on the books for years, and yet many drivers still violate it and put the lives of others, including many first responders, at risk.*

Police in Kissimmee Conduct Pedestrian Safety Operation

April 15, 2020

KISSIMMEE, FL- Aroundosceola.com writes that police are working to remind motorists to be on the lookout for pedestrians in the city. Officers took to the streets to test whether drivers in the city would stop for pedestrians. One officer explained that he went out with plain clothes on, while wearing a radio, and crossed the street in crosswalks repeatedly.*

One Crash Leads to Another in Moultrie, Georgia (GA)

April 14, 2020

MOULTRIE, GA- Moultrieobserver.com writes that a crash led to injuries and one man being hospitalized in Moultrie, Georgia. The incident took place at the intersection of Ellenton Omega Road and Georgia Highway 37. A 67-year-old man from North Carolina was driving southbound when he passed through the stop sign at the intersection. The motorist then left the roadway and struck a utility pole before ending up on the shoulder of the road.*

Driver Suffered Injuries in Rollover Wreck in Augusta, Georgia (GA)

April 14, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a driver was injured in a crash involving a rollover. The crash occurred on Peach Orchard Road at its intersection with Collins Road in the early morning. One vehicle was in the right lane behind a semi-truck while another was driving in the left lane. The driver behind the truck changed into the left lane and collided with the vehicle that was in that lane.*

Self-Driving Truck Convoys Undergoing Tests

April 13, 2020

USA- Mediapost.com writes that self-driving truck convoys are already transporting goods over long distances. Land O’Lakes transported butter from coast to coast last year in a partnership with the tech company Plus.ai. UPS is now testing autonomous trucks designed by TuSimple in Arizona. UPS was one of the investors in TuSimple’s trucking project, which raised about $95 million.*

Pedestrian Crashes Rise Dramatically in the United States

April 11, 2020

USA- The nypost.com writes that there are several leading theories as to the cause of the spike in fatal pedestrian crashes in the United States. Recent numbers indicate that in 2019, more people died in these incidents than at any point in the last 30 years.  Three likely factors contributing to the high death toll may include smartphones, legalized marijuana, and SUVs.* 

Fatal ATV Crashes Kill More than 15,000, But Regulations are Controversial

April 11, 2020

USA- Northcarolinahealthnews.org writes that all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have been killing Americans in large numbers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission tracks and follows fatal crash statistics involving these vehicles and reports that the total now exceeds 15,000 fatalities. Many of those killed, approximately 20 percent, were children under sixteen years old.*

Driver Injures Herself, Two Others After Running Red Light in Monticello

April 10, 2020

MONTICELLO, Minn. — A 22-year-old female ran a red light at an intersection in Monticello, Minnesota, recently and slammed into another vehicle that lawfully entered the intersection. The massive collision sent both drivers and the passenger of the other car to the hospital with significant injuries. Fortunately, first responders indicated that the injuries were not serious enough to be considered life-threatening, according to KVSC.org. The crash happened on a Sunday evening at the intersection of Highway 25 and Chelsea Road in Monticello. The Minnesota Highway Patrol officers dispatched to investigate the crash said that the 22-year-old female from Blaine, Minnesota, failed to stop at a red light before entering the intersection. She was headed north on Highway 25 at the time of the crash. Another car, driven east on Chelsea Road by a 24-year-old woman from Clearwater, Minnesota, was hit by the woman who ran the red light. *

Deadliest Road in Georgia is Interstate 75 in Atlanta, Georgia (GA)

April 10, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- 11alive.com writes that a study found that Interstate 75 had more fatalities than any other road in Georgia, making it the state’s most dangerous roadway. The researchers were focused on travel throughout the summer months and analyzed the crash data from the summers of 2015 through 2017. During those months, 111 people were killed in accidents on Interstate 75.*

A Man from Augusta Dies in Car Crash in Augusta, Georgia (GA)

April 09, 2020

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A man from Augusta died in a car crash that occurred in Aiken County Tuesday. A news report published by the Augusta Chronicle online indicates that the South Carolina Highway Patrol dispatched officers to Brier Patch Lane to aid a passenger who was severely hurt in an all-terrain vehicle accident. The victim of the crash, a 31-year-old male, was the passenger riding alongside the driver of the all-terrain vehicle when it flipped over. The force of the rollover violently ejected the male victim. The South Carolina Highway Patrol officers who investigated the matter said that the victim succumbed to injuries caused by blunt force trauma. Authorities also reported that the vehicle was designed to have a driver and passenger ride side-by-side.

Driver Allegedly Drunk at Time of Crash that Left Victim Blind

April 09, 2020

LOUISVILLE, KY- Wdrb.com writes that a man from Kentucky is now facing charges in relation to a hit-and-run crash that left a driver partially blind. The crash occurred in the early evening in Radcliff on West Vine Street. The suspect, identified as a 31-year-old man from Radcliffe, pulled his vehicle into oncoming traffic in an attempt to pass two cars that were waiting at a red traffic light.*

Side and Rear Underride Guards on 18-Wheeler Trucks Save Lives

April 07, 2020

USA- Trucksafety.org writes that underride protections are needed to protect people in cars from being involved in deadly collisions with trucks. Underride crashes are severe incidents in which a car or other smaller vehicle crashes beneath the trailer of a large truck. When this occurs, the results are gruesome because the sensors that tell airbags to deploy and the crumple zone of the car are bypassed, causing the impact to take place with the passenger and driver compartment in the vehicle.*

Truck Crashes Kill Many Truckers, and Others

April 07, 2020

USA- Finance.yahoo.com writes that truck crashes make the trucking industry one of the most dangerous in the nation for workers. The trucking industry’s workplace fatality rates in 2018 averaged 28 deaths for every 100,000 full-time employees.*

Woman in Pittsburgh Changes Living Will Amid Coronavirus Concerns

April 06, 2020

PITTSBURGH, PA- Wyff4.com writes that a retired nurse in Pittsburgh took actions to help current medical professionals in the event they are left making unthinkable decisions about who will and will not get a ventilator to help them breathe. The 65-year-old stated that she had lived her life and raised a family. She spoke to her loved ones about her decision and stated that they understand and respect her wishes.*

One Dead in Tragic Interstate 75 Collision in Sarasota, Florida (FL)

April 05, 2020

SARASOTA, FL- Nbc-2.com writes that one person died this week in a crash on Interstate 75's southbound on-ramp from Fruitville Road. The incident took place in the afternoon after a 2020 Dodge truck pulled off of the on-ramp and onto the shoulder. The truck's occupants were stopping in order to adjust supplies that they were carrying in the back of the truck.*

Employee at Georgia Power Killed in Tragic Crash After Striking a Truck

April 05, 2020

FOREST PARK, GA- Ajc.com writes that an employee at Georgia Power died in a collision this week in Forest Park. The crash took place on Falcon Drive in the evening. The victim, identified as a 28-year-old man from Atlanta, drove his vehicle into the back of a semi-truck that was parked on the road. The case is currently still being investigated. * 

Pedestrian Fatalities Soar in Georgia

April 01, 2020

ATLANTA, Ga. — According to an article appearing in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 130 people were tragically killed in pedestrian accidents in January through June of 2018, which is 32 percent higher than the same timeframe in 2017.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cites the study conducted annually by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The Governors Highway Safety Association annually compiles motor vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle, large truck, and motorcycle statistics and trends.*

Car Collides with Townhome in West Ashley, South Carolina (SC)

April 01, 2020

WEST ASHLEY, SC- Counton2.com writes that a car struck a townhome in West Ashley this week. The crash occurred in the late morning on Shadow Arbor Circle. Two people were injured in the incident. Reports indicate that the person driving the vehicle was transported to the hospital as was a person in the townhome at the time of the crash. It is not clear what caused the accident. *

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