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Blog Archive - June, 2020

117 Articles

Driver Kills Teen in Tragic Hit-and-Run Crash in Cumming, Georgia (GA)

June 30, 2020

CUMMING, GA- writes that a young teenager was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Cummings. The horrible crash occurred while the thirteen-year-old was on the sidewalk walking with his father near a church. Reports indicate that a white SUV was speeding down the road and left the street, jumping onto the sidewalk where it struck the boy and his father.*

Alcohol and Drug Problems in the Trucking Industry

June 30, 2020

USA- writes that truckers have difficult jobs that often involve expectations that they drive for periods of 70 hours a week. Drivers are often not able to estimate their earnings because of the way in which they are compensated. Pay comes in money per miles traveled, and often, truckers cover 2,500 miles a week. The conditions for these workers include harsh weather, heavy traffic, and extended hours alone in a noisy cab.

18-Wheeler Truck Accident Causation and Risks in Florida

June 30, 2020

FLORIDA - The leading cause of truck crash in a recent study was identified as driver errors. While non-truck crashes are more likely to be caused by driver errors than truck crashes, both types of accidents are often the result of mistakes. The report states that 95.6 percent of non-truck collisions are caused by driver errors while 92.5 percent of truck crashes are driver-error related.

Factors That Increase Traffic Crashes

June 29, 2020

USA- Studies have identified many risk factors that lead to a greater chance of a traffic accident, according to WHO.INT. Demographics, including age and gender, are predictors of a person’s risk of being harmed in a traffic incident. 

Ways to Reduce Crashes

June 29, 2020

USA - According to the, the risk of being tragically killed in a car crash is high in the United States. In fact, up to the age of 30, car accidents are the number one cause of death for Americans. Each year, tens of thousands of people are killed in vehicle collisions.

Hit-and-Run Accident in East Lyme, Connecticut (CT)

June 28, 2020

EAST LYME, CT - According to an online news report on, a man was arrested after he left the scene of a serious accident with injuries that he caused in East Lyme, Connecticut. The accident occurred on Saturday. The man of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, evading responsibility-serious injury, second-degree reckless endangerment, and taking a vehicle without owner permission. *

Proposed Elderly Care Bill in Georgia Will Increase Regulations at Nursing Homes

June 25, 2020

GEORGIA- writes that a bill was recently introduced in Georgia that is aimed at increasing the regulations at nursing homes and similar facilities. The proposed law is a response to the tragic outbreak of coronavirus, which hit long-term care facilities particularly hard. If passed, facilities will have to comply with new and stricter reporting standards.*

Trucking Crash Victim Awarded $7,000,000 By a Texas Jury

June 25, 2020

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX — NBC affiliate KXAN reported that a man injured in a trucking mishap won a jury verdict exceeding $7 million against the trucking company. The crash happened in January of 2017. The victim in the crash sustained severe injuries when an 18-wheeler truck collided with a bridge and sent debris through the windshield of the victim’s car.  At the time of the accident, the driver was hauling an oversized load that was over the appropriate height for the route. Additionally, the driver failed to follow the route approved by the Texas Department of Transportation during the application process required when hauling an over-sized or over-height load. *

Hit-and-Run Crash Injures Firefighter on State Route 303 in Brunswick, Georgia (GA)

June 24, 2020

GLYNN COUNTY, GA - writes that a driver struck a firefighter who was on a motorcycle in Glynn County and then fled the scene of the crash. The victim sustained severe injuries in the incident and was hospitalized following the accident. His injuries included multiple fractures to his tibia and fibula, a broken ankle. And multiple broken bones in his foot.*

Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Teens on Tramway and Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM)

June 24, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, NM- writes that two teenage girls were involved in a terrible crash with a hit-and-run driver this week. The young girls, who were part of the Rio Ranch basketball team, were hiking on the La Luz Trail with other team members prior to the collision. Another car struck their vehicle at Tramway and Academy, pinning the girls’ vehicle against a utility pole.*

Winter Park to Ban Rental e-Scooters, Rental Bike, and e-Bikes

June 24, 2020

WINTER PARK, FL- The writes that Winter Park is banning companies such as Spin and Lime from operating in the city. The ordinance was passed this week after the city has been approached by multiple companies wishing to set up e-scooter rentals in areas popular for shopping and dining out.*

Truck Parking Legislation Gains Bipartisan Approval

June 23, 2020

USA- writes that a bill allocating $755 million in federal funds for new truck parking spaces was introduced this week. The Truck Parking Safety Act would use money from the United States Department of Transportation to construct new parking for trucks or to convert rest stops and weigh stations into parking facilities for trucks.*

Study On Deadly 18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents

June 23, 2020

A longitudinal study of truck accidents reveals several causes for deadly commercial vehicle and big-rig crashes. Over three years, researchers examined hundreds of large truck crashes in the United States to ascertain the reasons why these crashes occurred. Several trends emerged. Researchers were able to determine at which time of day a fatal truck accident was likely to happen, which road or highway in the country was the most dangerous for truck crashes and which behavior was the most frequently cited in fatal truck crashes. According to, researchers examined fatal large truck collisions from 2015 through 2017. *

Truck Driver Distraction Causes Deadly Collisions

June 22, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that a disturbing 71% of truck drivers involved in crashes were doing something other than focusing on driving the truck when a crash happened. The FMCSA warns drivers to pay close attention to the road. 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 19, 2020

USA- writes that the World Health Administration (WHO) and The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse began World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, designated June 15th, in order to raise public awareness about elder abuse. 

ATV Crash Injures Four in Calhoun, Georgia (GA)

June 18, 2020

CALHOUN, GA- writes that four people sustained injuries in a crash that involved an ATV. The incident occurred when a woman and a nine-year-old were heading eastbound on Horizon Hills Road on a 2004 Yamaha Moto ATV. The engine stalled, and the vehicle then rolled backward. The driver, identified as a 21-year-old woman, realized that her brakes were not working.*

Georgia Drivers Reminded to Look Out for Motorcycles

June 17, 2020

GEORGIA - Motorcycles carry inherent risks for riders. As a result, motorcyclists face a per-mile risk of being involved in a deadly crash that is 27 times that of people who are traveling in cars, according to VALDOSTATODAY.COM. While motorcyclists can take steps to reduce their risk of being killed in a crash, their safety is largely dependent on other drivers also being responsible.

Georgia COVID-19 Cases Rise

June 17, 2020

GEORGIA- writes that Georgia is not done battling the outbreak of the coronavirus. The number of new cases increased this week as well as last week. Some counties are seeing spikes and new outbreak clusters.*

Crash on Interstate 75 Injures Five in Henry County, Georgia (GA)

June 16, 2020

HENRY COUNTY, GA- writes that a crash took place in Henry County, Georgia, this week that left five people with injuries and closed Interstate 75 for several hours. Police reports indicate that three vehicles were involved in the collision and that some of the victims suffered critical injuries in the wreck.* 

Tragic Crash Kills Two in Whitfield County, Georgia (GA)

June 16, 2020

WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA - writes that a deadly collision occurred this week in Georgia. The incident took place on Interstate 75 in the late evening. Police reports indicate that officers began pursuing a 2008 Ford Fusion that had Tennessee license plates displayed after determining that the car had been reported stolen.*

Crash Tragically Kills Two in Macon, Georgia (GA)

June 16, 2020

MACON, GA- writes that a crash that involved two motorcycles and a pickup truck left two individuals dead this week in Macon. The incident occurred late in the evening when the two motorcycles were traveling westbound on Hartley Bridge Road in Bibb County. The motorcyclists were identified as a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, both of whom were from Byron.*

Tragic Motorcycle Versus Pedestrian Wreck Reported on Ogeechee Road in Savannah, Georgia (GA)

June 16, 2020

SAVANNAH, GA- writes that a deadly crash took place this week involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian. The crash occurred in the late evening on Ogeechee Road. The motorcycle was heading southbound when it collided with a person who was walking in the road. The pedestrian died at the scene of the crash. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.*

Cyclist Safety in Florida

June 14, 2020

ORLANDO, FL- Cyclist safety is a major concern in the Sunshine State. Approximately sixteen percent of all cyclist deaths in the U.S. occurred in Florida in 2017. That year, 783 people were tragically killed while on bikes nationally, and 125 were in Florida. 

Pedestrian Crashes on the Rise in Georgia

June 11, 2020

GEORGIA-   Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise throughout the state of Georgia, according to RIDESAFEGEORGIA.ORG. Numbers indicate that in just a three-year period between 2014 and 2017, the number of pedestrians tragically killed in traffic accidents in the state rose from 163 to 253.* 

Factors That Lead to Daytime Pedestrian Accidents

June 11, 2020

FLORIDA- writes that pedestrian crashes are increasing nationally and it is important for drivers and pedestrians alike to use caution in an effort to prevent these tragedies. While nighttime pedestrian crashes are often the result of poor visibility, many pedestrian crashes also take place in broad daylight.*

Downtown Connector One of the Most Dangerous Spots for Car Crashes

June 10, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Not all roads are created equal and when it comes to the most hazardous roads in the nation, the Downtown Connector is one of the worst, according to AJC.COM. The safety nonprofit, Go Safe Labs, reviewed traffic in ten cities and found that the Downtown Connector has the worst and most dangerous traffic in the country around the holidays.*

Dangerous Game Putting Kids at Risk on Georgia Roads

June 10, 2020

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA- writes that police are warnings parents in Cherokee County about a dangerous game that teens have been engaging in throughout the area. The game, called "nerf wars," can lead to reckless driving that puts the participants and others on the road in potential danger.*

Washington, DC to Lower Speed Limit

June 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC- The speed limit in Washington, DC has been reduced to just twenty miles per hour in an effort to reduce pedestrian deaths in the city, according to WASHINGTONIAN.COM. The former default speed limit was 25 miles per hour, but as of this summer, the new limit is in effect.*

Four Hospitalized Following Crash Between Jet Ski and Boat

June 09, 2020

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FL- writes that a crash between a jet ski and a boat led to multiple injuries this week in Gilchrist County. The two vessels were on the Santa Fe River when the rider on the jet ski jumped a wake left from one boat and entered the path of another vessel. The boat then crashed into a wooden dock located at a Holly Springs residence.*

Teen Driver Causes Tragic Crash that Kills One, Injures Two in Georgia

June 09, 2020

GILMER COUNTY, GA- writes that a teenager caused a fatal car crash this week in North Georgia. The wreck left one of the passengers in the car dead and injured two other individuals. According to state troopers, the teen was traveling on GA 282 in the late evening when he lost control over the car. The vehicle rolled over and then collided with a tree.*

Officer Involved in Crash That Injured Two in Augusta, Georgia

June 09, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA- writes that two people sustained injuries in a car crash this week in Augusta. The incident involved a Richmond County Deputy and a civilian vehicle. Reports indicate that the mid-afternoon accident occurred when the officer was traveling east on Broad Street and struck a Lexus sedan that was attempting to turn left onto 6thStreet.*

Lake Sinclair Boat Crash Leaves Child in Critical Condition

June 09, 2020

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA- The writes that a child was involved in a serious crash while riding an inner tube on Lake Sinclair. A pontoon boat was pulling the child and others on an innertube when another boat struck the innertube. The eleven-year-old sustained severe injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Macon for treatment.*

Two-Vehicle Crash Hospitalizes Two in Carrollton, Virginia (VA)

June 09, 2020

CARROLLTON, VA- writes that a two-vehicle collision this week severely injured two-people in Carrollton. The incident occurred in the early evening on Carrollton Boulevard. Reports stated that one of the two vehicles overturned in the crash. The condition of those individuals is not known at this time. The images of the scene show a vehicle resting on its roof in one of the lanes. *

National Guard Vehicle Crashes in Atlanta Injuring Three

June 09, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- writes that a collision on Interstate 75 this week injured four people. The victims included three Georgia National Guard members. The incident occurred in the early afternoon when a motorist in a Chevrolet Tahoe lost control of the vehicle and collided with a vehicle operated by the National Guard. The crash took place close to the exit for Mt. Paran Road.*

Soccer Player Recovering After Nearly Dying in Collision

June 09, 2020

CALIFORNIA- writes that a soccer player was involved in a horrific collision in 2018 that left him with life-threatening injuries. The victim was a member of the California State University San Marcos and was traveling with his father to a game when their car was involved in the collision.*

One Dead in Tragic Lee County in South Carolina (SC)

June 09, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC- writes that one person lost his or her life in a car crash on Interstate 20 this week. The late morning wreck occurred in Lee County in the eastbound lanes near Bishopville. According to reports, a driver in a 2018 Mercedes SUV was traveling through a construction site behind a 2013 tractor-trailer.*

Cars Strike and Kill Pedestrian in Tragic Union City, Georgia (GA) Crash

June 09, 2020

UNION CITY, GA- writes that a pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash in Union City this week on Interstate 85. The crash occurred in the very early morning near an exit ramp, and multiple vehicles are reported to have struck the victim. Police stated that the man who was killed did not have any identifying documents on him when he died. Officers are still working to determine the identity of the man.*

Tragic Plane Crash in Georgia Kills Family of Five

June 09, 2020

PUTNAM COUNTY, GA- writes that a family of five died in a horrible plane crash this week. The family was heading from Florida to Indiana, where they were planning to attend a funeral. The aircraft came down in Eatonton, Georgia, where it crashed into the woods.*

Deadly Crashes in Florida Kill Thousands Every Year

June 08, 2020

FLORIDA- writes that every year, over 3,000 people are tragically killed in car crashes in Florida. The statistics average out to about eight people dying on Florida roads every day. Some parts of the state have higher numbers of deaths than others, indicating some counties may have more hazardous roads than others.*

Tragic Three Car Crash Kills Two in Newton County, Georgia (GA)

June 07, 2020

OXFORD, GA- writes that a couple tragically died in a car crash on GA Highway 36 this week. The victims were identified as a 72-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman. The couple was in a vehicle when a car traveling the opposite direction veered across the center line and struck them head-on. The driver killed in the crash was a retired helicopter pilot who flew for Lifeflight.*

Dalton Crashes Decline in Georgia (GA)

June 07, 2020

Dalton Crashes Decline in Georgia (GA)

DALTON, GA- writes that the police department in Dalton reports a decline in traffic accidents and criminal activity while more people have been home during the pandemic.*

Crashes Caused by Truck Tires Cause Concern in Georgia

June 04, 2020

GEORGIA- Car crashes caused by loose truck tires are leading to concerns in Georgia, according to 13WMAZ.COM. In one incident, a woman was killed when two tires broke from a large truck and traveled across multiple lanes of Interstate 75 before crashing through her windshield. The 36-year-old woman died instantly in that incident.*

Busy Houston County Intersection Causes Concern for Local Drivers

June 04, 2020

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA- writes that a major intersection in Houston County has become a cause for concern among many residents in the area. Reporters spoke to one man who frequently travels through the intersection of Houston Lake Boulevard and Georgia Highway 49. The local resident explained that he often fears that he will be involved in, or witness a crash at the site and that he advises others to avoid that intersection if possible.*

Two Killed in Tragic Wrong-Way Wreck in Atlanta, Georgia (GA)

June 04, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- writes that a crash in Atlanta killed two people and left one critically injured this week on the Downtown Connector. The early morning incident happened when a southbound Dodge Charger was traveling on Interstate 75/85 in the northbound lanes. The Dodge collided head-on with a Ford F-150.*

Reports Show that Most Train Crashes are Caused by Human Error

June 02, 2020

MACON, GA- writes that investigators looking at the cause of train crashes are finding that most of these incidents are the result of human error. Records also show a disturbing indication that these crashes take place far more often than many people realize. In fact, in Georgia, in 2018, researchers found that these collisions take place about once every four days.*

The Most Dangerous Roads For Car Wrecks in Georgia

June 02, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- A recent study reviewed the most dangerous roads in Georgia to find the places where car crashes are more likely to occur during the summer months, according to PATCH.COM. The researchers evaluated data from 2015, 2016, and 2017 to come to their conclusions. The road that topped the list was Interstate 75, where 111 people were killed in crashes during the summer months in those three years. The next deadliest road was Interstate 20, where 55 deaths occurred, followed by Interstate 16, which saw 35 fatalities. Interstate 95 ran through multiple states and made its way into the top three deadliest place to drive in eight separate states.*

Pedestrian Killed in Tragic Crash in Gwinnett County, Georgia (GA)

June 01, 2020

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- writes that an early morning crash left one person dead in Gwinnett County. Police were called to the scene of a pedestrian crash that occurred on Level Creek Road close to the intersection with Cabot Creek Way. The location is in unincorporated Buford. Responders rushed the victim to the hospital with injuries that were considered life-threatening.*

Tragic Crash Kills Brewton Man, Florida (FL)

June 01, 2020

FLORIDA- writes that a man from Brewton died in a crash on Highway 29 this week. Reports indicate that an SUV was traveling northbound on the highway in the outside lane, but the driver lost control of the vehicle.* 

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