LEESBURG, GA - A news report on walb.com states that two motor vehicle accidents occurred along Highway 82 in Leesburg, Georgia.*
LEESBURG, GA - A news report on walb.com states that two motor vehicle accidents occurred along Highway 82 in Leesburg, Georgia.*
LOUISVILLE, KY - A news story on wtvq.com reports that a Licking Valley RECC lineman who was severely injured in Wolfe County was air-flighted and is being treated at Lexington's UK Healthcare.* The lineman fell about 27 feet when the pole he was ascending snapped off just below the ground.
FAYETTEVILLE, GA - A news report on whdh.com states that Fayetteville Police officers pulled two people out of a fiery accident that was caught on body-camera video recording. *
DALTON, GA - A news report published on newschannel9.com states that both firefighters and law enforcement are at the scene of an accident along Highway 41 in south Whitfield County, Georiga, Thursday night.
A news report posted on dailyfly.com states that the Idaho State Police are investigating a three-vehicle fatal accident on US95 near milepost 463 at approximately 12:49 pm.* The accident happened about 6 miles south of Sagle in Bonner County, Idaho.
MACON, GA - A news report published on 13WMAZ.COM states that the Georgia Senate has passed a new bill, which would keep Georgia on standard time all year long. This bill still must go through a Georgia House vote.
ATLANTA, GA - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has banned her staff from moving forward on any city council-approved ordinance specifically dealing with safety improvements to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway even though a city council vote overrode the Mayor's veto.
The Genesis GV80 SUV is beginning to receive a lot of scrutiny following a serious single-vehicle accident involving professional golfer, Tiger Woods.
Boeing released a safety bulletin on February 15, 2021, that reminds commercial pilots about the steps necessary to guarantee that they maintain control of their aircraft following the deadly Indonesian jetliner crash into the Java Sea.
PENSACOLA, FL - A news report posted on wkrg.com reports that a pastor from the Escambia County Bellview Church and his family lost everything after a defective power strip caught fire in one of their bathrooms.*
CRAVEN COUNTY, NC - More and more people are turning to boating as a way to enjoy the outdoors during the pandemic.*
ATLANTA, GA - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a construction crane is dangling off of a 31-story office tower in Midtown Atlanta, and fire officials say the crane is in danger of falling.* The fire officials also reported that it might take two or more days to secure the crane.
ASSOCIATED PRESS - Some foreign countries have cleared the Boeing 737 Max to resume flights.*
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - A news report posted on staugustine.com reports that the Florida Highway Patrol put out a news release about a fatal auto accident involving a 63-year-old woman from McDonough, Georgia.*
AUGUSTA, GA - A news story on wfxg.com reports that the Richmond County Coroner'sCoroner's Office recently released the names of two people who were tragically killed in a double fatal motor vehicle accident.*
HINESVILLE, GA - A news report published on fox28media.com reports that the Georgia State Patrol is urging the public to help officers in finding the driver who might have been involved in a fatal pedestrian accident along E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville, Georgia.*
PEACH COUNTY, GA - A news story on wgxa.tv reports that all lanes on GA-96 in Peach County were blocked after a car accident killed one person.*
FAYETTE COUNTY, GA - A news article on WSBTV.com reports that a 17-year-old from Fayette County is recovering at an intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital following a very severe skateboarding accident.*
SAVANNAH, GA - A news story posted on wsav.com reports that the Savannah Police Department's Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Victory Drive and Bulloch Street.*
WAGNER, SD - A news report published on newschannelnebraska.com reports that law enforcement authorities released the identities of four victims involved in a severe, fatal two-vehicle accident in Wagner, South Dakota.*
PAULDING COUNTY, GA - A news story on 11alive.com states that the Georgia State Police officials are reporting the driver of a BMW was heading southbound along Dallas Nebo Road in Paulding County when the driver accidentally overcorrected while navigating a curve.*
ORANGE COUNTY, FL - A news article published on clickorlando.com reports that a driver was killed in a fatal accident when his car collided with a tree along Lake Underhill Road in Orange County, Florida.*
AUGUSTA, GA - A news article posted on wrdw.com reports that a fiery traffic accident in Augusta, Georgia, that occurred early Wednesday morning claimed the life of one person.*
ATHENS, GA - A news report posted on 11alive.com that a Lawrenceville man passed away a few days after a serious motor vehicle accident in Athens, Georgia, Athens-Clarke County police stated.*
BAINBRIDGE, GA - A news report published on wtxl.com reports that the Bainbridge Public Safety department stated that a woman was arrested for a DUI accident with injuries in Bainbridge, Georgia.* The pedestrian accident sent a 5-year-old boy to a local area hospital this past Wednesday evening.
MACON, GA - A news report published on 13wmaz.com reports that an accident blocked traffic along I-75 southbound in Macon, Georgia, at around 6:30 am.* The crash happened near Mercer University Drive along the southbound lanes of I-75 Thursday morning.
ATLANTA, GA - A news story published on 11alive.com reports that a severe accident left two right lanes open along I-85 North at the Lenox Road/Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta, Georgia.*
BALDWIN COUNTY, GA - A news story posted on 13wmaz.com reports that two drivers were severely injured in an accident that shut a road down for several hours.*
COBB COUNTY, FL - A news report published on ajc.com reports that a 56-year-old man was walking along Cobb Parkway when he was struck and killed by a motor vehicle.* According to police, the man tragically died at the scene due to the severity of his injuries.
U.S. safety investigators reported that the pilot of the tragic Kobe Bryant helicopter accident was flying through the clouds and probably became disoriented prior to the helicopter crash. According to the news report, the pilot committed an "apparent" violation of federal standards by flying through the clouds because the pilot was flying under visual flight rules. Flying under visual flight rules means that a pilot needs to see where they are flying at all times during the flight plan.
ATLANTA, GA - One news channel discovered that one of Georgia's traffic enforcement agencies had permitted distracted drivers to go with a warning. The 2018 Georgia Hands-free Law makes it illegal, with a few exceptions, to touch a cellphone while driving. However, there is interest in ending loopholes that give violators a "free pass on the first offense." Currently, some violators of the Georgia Hands-free Law avoid fines if the violators simply present a judge with an affidavit confirming that the violator has purchased a hands-free device for cellphone usage.
GAINESVILLE, FL - The Florida Department of Transportation has started phase one in a series of safety projects to improve pedestrian safety in Gainesville, Florida, quickly.
THE UNITED STATES - An online story reports that researchers have recognized that women are more prone to serious injuries in a motor vehicle crash than men. New research now suggests that most of the increased risk of serious injury is linked to the types of motor vehicles that women drive as well as the circumstances of their accidents rather than physical dissimilarities between women and men. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study found accident testing programs have benefited women as much as these tests have benefited men.
MARTIN COUNTY, FL - A news story published on wptv.com reports that a Port St. Lucie police motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident along Florida's Turnpike Saturday morning.*
DALLAS, TX - An accident news story published on nbcdfw.com states that a Dallas Police officer was blocking an accident scene when he was hit by a 32-year-old man who was driving at a very "high rate of speed."* The Dallas police officer was directing traffic around an accident scene on Saturday morning.
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA - A news article published on forsythnews.com reports that law enforcement officers with the Georgia State Patrol reported a fatal pedestrian accident on Canton Highway.*
ATLANTA, GA - A news article posted on 11alive.com states that Atlanta Fire crews are working a serious motor vehicle accident on the northbound lanes of the Downtown Connector.* All five northbound lanes of the Downtown Connector were closed on Saturday evening.
ILLINOIS - A news story posted on effinghamdailynews.com reports that a Kentucky teenager was seriously injured in a two-motor vehicle crash in Teutopolis.*
COBB COUNTY, GA - A news article published on mwakilishi.com reports that a 58-year-old Kenyan man for Marietta, Georgia, was tragically killed in a multi-car accident in Cobb County, Georgia.* The victim passed away at the accident scene after his 18-wheeler truck collided with several multiple vehicles.
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL - An accident news article posted on wcjb.com reports that a Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy was in an accident that tragically killed one person.*
MERRIAM, KS - A news story reports that the City of Merriam is considering a new city ordinance that would ban pedestrians from sitting, standing, or being in the median of nine major intersections to reduce pedestrian accidents. Merriam city officials are considering new laws to prohibit pedestrians from loitering, panhandling, standing, sitting, or otherwise being in nine major intersections to improve driver and pedestrian safety.
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA - Georgia College students have a safer walk through campus due to new safety improvements implemented at high-traffic intersections in Milledgeville, Georgia.*
FORT WORTH, TX - An accident news story on kltv.com reports that five or more people tragically lost their lives and dozens were injured in a massive multi-vehicle accident that involved 75 to 100 motor vehicles on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, Texas.* The accident involved semitrailers, cars, and trucks, and the collision resulted in some vehicles landing on top of others.
AUGUSTA, GA - A news story published on wrdw.com reports that two pedestrians were tragically killed in separate accidents at the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).*
KENNESAW, GA - An accident news story from 11alive.com reports that the Cobb County Police Department released additional information about the cause of the fatal accident on I-75 last Thursday.* According to the Cobb County Police Department, more than a dozen motor vehicles were involved in the accident that tragically killed one person.
ATLANTA, GA - A news report posted on 11alive.com reports that at approximately 8:45 am, an accident on I-20 West in Greene County was announced by Georgia 511 via Twitter.*
DODGE COUNTY, WI - An accident news story posted on madison.com reports that a truck driver has been tragically killed and another person was severely injured in a two-truck accident on Highway 33 in Dodge County, Madison.*
THE UNITED STATES: According to CBSNEWS.COM, a new federal government report announces the discovery of toxic heavy metals in popular baby foods. The alarming new government report states that the federal government has found baby food manufactured by many of the country's biggest baby manufacturers to be "tainted" with"significant levels" of toxic heavy metals. The substances discovered included arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. These heavy metals are the most toxic metals to humans and can be deadly to infants and toddlers. These metals also can lead to brain development issues.
THE UNITED STATES - A news report on People.com states that the parents of a 20-year-old man filed a wrongful death suit against the stock trading app Robinhood alleging the app company is responsible for their son's suicide last year.*
DEKALB COUNTY, GA - An interstate-285 accident news story published on ajc.com reports that a section of I-285 was closed for approximately six hours Monday morning due to two serious accidents.* The Monday morning rush hour crashes occurred by the Moreland Avenue exit along I-285. The accident news story reports that five people were tragically killed in the collisions.
KANSAS CITY, MO - According to an online news report published on kshb.com, a coach for the Kansas City Chiefs admitted to drinking alcohol prior to being involved in a multi-car accident that injured two small children.* The accident happened as the coach was about to travel to Tampa, Florida, to coach his team in Super Bowl LV. The 35-year-old man has been a member of the Chiefs organization since the 2013 season.
SARASOTA, FL - Florida Representative Fiona McFarland has announced that she will be introducing new legislation to honor the memory of Ethan Isaacs. The 10-year-old was tragically killed a boating accident last November. The fatal accident occurred during a youth sailing practice. The child was hit by a driverless boat after its operator lost his footing and fell overboard, leaving the motorboat in gear and moving without an operator. Two other young children were also injured in the accident.
According to vt.edu, a new study that the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute co-authored discovered that truckers diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and neglect their mandated treatment program are at a 500% greater chance of having a severe accident.
PUTNAM COUNTY, GA - An accident story published on 13wmaz.com reports that one person was tragically killed in an accident along Highway 16 in Putnam County, Georgia, on Thursday.*
DEAN, TX - A news story published on texomashomepage.com reports that Texas DPS officials have identified the victim who was killed in a two-vehicle accident along Highway 79 North of the city of Dean.*
MIAMI, FL - There have been fewer motor vehicles on the road as many workers are continuing to work from home. However, the reduced traffic volume has not decreased the number of deadly accidents. Fatal accidents have been steadily increasing.
A study conducted by Virginia Tech reported that truck drivers who do not treat their sleep apnea places them and other drivers on the road at risk for being injured in a serious accident. Daytime fatigue as well as drowsiness are both often associated with obstructive sleep apnea, which can affect a trucker and his or her ability to safely operate a commercial truck such as an 18-wheeler.
BATON ROUGE, LA - According to an online news report posted on wbrz.com, law enforcement officials responded to a serious traffic accident with North Baton Rouge injuries on Monday morning.* The traffic accident was reported at around 6:40 am and occurred at North 22nd Street and Florida Street.
AUBURN, AL – According to an online news report published on wkrg.com, the Auburn Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that took a motorcyclist's life.* The Auburn police reported an accident that occurred close to the intersection of Cox Road and Wire Road.
SEDGWICK COUNTY, KS - An accident news report published on hayspost.com reports that law enforcement officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash.*. The victim was identified as a 62-year-old man from Wichita, according to police.
BIRMINGHAM, AL - the Birmingham Police Department is investigating a law enforcement officer-involved accident that happened after a police chase involving a stolen vehicle.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO - A truck accident news story on stltoday.com reports that an 18-wheerler truck accident occurred in St. Louis County, Misssouri. The crash happened in the westbound lane of Interstate 44.* According to the St. Louis County police, the tractor-trailer truck overturned along I-44.
MACON, GA - An accident news article on wgxa.tv reports that Bibb County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a pedestrian accident. The accident occurred along Martin Luther King Boulevard in Macon, Georgia.*
GEORGIA - An accident news story on thegeorgeanne.com reports that Two Georgia Southern classmates were tragically killed in a crash that occurred on I-16 in Emanuel County, Georgia.*
EVANS COUNTY, GA - According to a bus accident news story published on wtoc.com, a Tattnall County school bus was involved in an accident on Bay Branch Road by Daniel Pond Road in Evans County, Georgia.*
GEORGIA - A Georgia bill to permanently observe daylight saving time (DST) year-round has cleared a Georgia House of Representatives committee this past Thursday. Advocates for eliminating time changes state that studies have proven that the time changes lead to more workplace injuries, car accidents, and heart attacks. Representative Wes Cantrell, the bill's sponsor, affirmed these findings to the State Planning & Community Affairs Committee. According to Representative Cantrell, most people would like to see the end of the time changes. He also stated that the human body is built to slowly adjust to daylight changes.
SAVANNAH, GA - According to a news report published on WSAV.COM, safety advocates with AAA state that new crash safety tests prove that seemingly small increases in speed can magnify the severity of a car crash and reduce the probability of surviving. These tests were conducted due to concerns over several states considering raising speed limits.
ATHENS, GA - A fatal accident news story on wgauradio.com report on a late-night car accident on Highway 10 Loop in Athens, Georgia, that tragically killed a child.*
MACON, GA - According to an online news story posted in wgxa.tv, a Bibb County Sheriff's deputies asked for the help of the Georgia State Patrol Post 44 to investigate a tragic, fatal accident that occurred around 10:20 p.m.*
MARTINEZ, GA - A collision news story on wrdw.com reports that new details regarding the recent road rage shooting on Interstate 20 that put two men in the hospital and a truck driver to jail.*
According to a news report on freightwaves.com, a CSX train conductor had earned recognition from law enforcement agencies in Georgia for stopping his CSX train before it struck a homeless man lying on the train tracks.* The news report states that as a result of the conductor's quick actions, no injuries occurred.
JACKSON COUNTY, AL - According to a news story on waff.com, troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency answered a 911 phone call about a two-vehicle accident in Jackson County, Alabama.* The accident tragically killed two men.
MIAMI, FL - According to an online news report on cbslocal.com, one person was tragically killed, and two others were severely injured in an accident in North Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday morning.* The victims were transported to a local area hospital.
JACKSONVILLE, FL - The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced that the total number of accident deaths rose even though the total number of fatalities dropped in 2020.*
FLOYD COUNTY, GA - A news story posted on northwestgeorgianews.com reports that a woman from Rome, Georgia, was tragically killed in a two motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Floyd Springs Road and New Rosedale Road on Monday morning.*
MACON, Ga - A news article on 13wmaz.com reports that Leon Jones, the Macon-Bibb Coroner, identified a female pedestrian who was killed in a car-pedestrian collision.* Mr. Jones identified the woman as a 35-year-old. Her name will not be released in this article.
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