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Blog Archive - March, 2021

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I-85 Accident by Flat Shoals Road in Union City, Georgia

March 30, 2021

UNION CITY, GA - In a news report published on, a serious accident blocked Interstate 85 southbound by Flat Shoals Road in Union City, Georiga.*  According to the news story, drivers in the area were redirected to Highway 29 into Union City or Fairburn.  The collision happened on Tuesday morning.

Hyundai Kona EV Battery Fire Recall Not Going Well According to Owners

March 29, 2021

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Hyundai's Kona full-electric crossover owners are complaining that Hyundai is botching a major recall.  The complaints include poor communication and repair delays.  Hyundai said that it would replace the defective battery systems in about 82,000 Hyundai's Kona electric vehicles (EV) after reports of Kona electric vehicles catching fire. 

10-year-old Boy Riding a Bicycle Struck and Killed in a Hit-and-Run Collision in Rockdale County, Georgia

March 28, 2021

ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA - A news story published on reports that a 10-year-old boy, who was riding a bicycle on Monday evening, was tragically struck and killed by a hit-and-run collision with a motor vehicle.*  According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, the collision happened at the intersection of Cherry Hill Lane and Ebenezer Road.  The fatal collision occurred at about 8:30 PM, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office reported. 

Tragic, Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Peachtree City, Georgia

March 28, 2021

PEACHTREE CITY, GA - A news story posted on reports that law enforcement officers have identified two teenagers who were tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident last Saturday evening in Peachtree City, Georgia.*  The driver of the motor vehicle was identified as a 19-year-old man and the passenger as a 16-year-old boy.  

Tragic Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident on Pat Mell Road in Marietta, Georgia

March 28, 2021

MARIETTA, GA - A news report published on states that two Douglasville citizens were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Cobb County, Georgia.*  The fatal crash occurred at around midnight on Monday.  According to the Cobb County Police, a 26-year-old woman was driving her black Toyota Corolla westbound along Pat Mell Road by Lorene Drive.  The woman had an 18-year-old female passenger in the car with her.

Bosch Study Discovers Lane-Keeping Technology Reduces Costs of Truck Accidents

March 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - A news report states that a new Bosch accident research study discovered that Lateral Actuator Systems in Class 7 and 8 trucks could reduce truck accident costs. The Bosch analysis finds by equipping commercial trucks with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to keep commercial trucks in their traffic lane, the overall costs of truck accidents go down. The technology can save lives and could also improve profits for trucking companies.

Army Veteran's Mission is to Raise Awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to Georgia

March 27, 2021

AUGUSTA, GA - An Army veteran is raising awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by walking across the United States.  The army veteran began his walk in February of 2020 following the death of his grandfather.  When Stephen Meyers walks into a state, he meets with various organizations to teach about healthier ways of coping with traumatic experiences.  

Bibb County Sheriff Respond to a Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Broadway Street in Macon, Georgia

March 24, 2021

MACON, GA - A news report published on states that a late-night motor vehicle accident occurred on Broadway Street in Macon, Georgia.*  According to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office media release, a motorcyclist tragically lost his life, and two other people were severely injured in the Macon accident.  The collision happened at about 12:30 AM along Broadway Street, close to Greter Street.

The Stop Underrides Act Bill Introduced in the US Senate for a Third Time

March 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC -  Underride accidents are collisions in which a motor vehicle slides underneath a large truck. A proposed bill would require underride guards on certain trucks and trailers, which would bring relief to those who have tragically lost loved ones in underride accidents.  However, some trucking groups that are opposing the bill claim the underride guards are a safety hazard for truck drivers and the trucking industry. 

New Report Suggests That the Transportation & Warehousing Industries Still have High "Serious Injury" Rates

March 20, 2021

The past 20-years have experienced a steady decline in the number of injury rates in the United States. However, the number of serious injuries and fatalities has not decreased. New information and statistics provided by the ISN's Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) Insights report show the safety difficulties still challenging companies in various industries. The ISN also noted that the transportation and warehousing industries have taken the lead in Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) rates spanning from 2017 to 2019. 

Fatal Traffic Accident Increased by 8% in 2020 in the United States

March 20, 2021

DETROIT, MI - USATODAY.COM reports that the stay-at-home orders and the pandemic kept motorists off U.S. roadways for most of last year.  In a report issued Thursday, the National Safety Council stated that 42,060 were tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident in 2020.  This was an 8% increase in the number of fatal accidents over 2019 and was the first significant increase in four years.  The report also showed that the fatality rate per 100 million miles driven increased by 24% in 2020.  This was the most significant annual percentage increase since the National Safety Council began accumulating accident data in 1923.

NHTSA Probes Another "Violent" Tesla Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident

March 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – According to a news report published on OANN.COM, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that the agency is investigating a serious motor vehicle accident in Detroit, Michigan, that involved a Tesla.  The violent Tesla accident happened on March 11, 2021, involving a Tesla and an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer truck.  The accident left a passenger in the Tesla in critical medical condition after the Tesla was wedged under the tractor-trailer truck.

New Study Shows That Adaptive Cruise Control System Actually Increases Accident Risks

March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - According to an online news article published on OANN.COM, a new U.S. study has discovered that Adaptive Cruise Control Systems in vehicles actually raise the risk of getting into a traffic accident.  The study shows that drivers often drive faster using the technology.  Adaptive Cruise Control Systems control the speed and braking of a motor vehicle automatically. 

LYFT and UBER Agree to Share Information Regarding Banned Drivers to Increase Customer Safety

March 18, 2021

UNITED STATES - Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. have agreed to share information on banned drivers and delivery workers to boost customer safety. In the past, if a driver or delivery worker was banned from one platform, the banned driver could simply work for the competing platform putting customers in harm's way in many situations.  The companies stated that the information shared regarding the banned drivers would include incidents involving physical assaults and sexual assaults.  The two industry-leading companies hope the data sharing will spread throughout the delivery and transportation industry.

Serious Accident on I-75 South by Canton Road in Cobb County, Georgia

March 17, 2021

ATLANTA, GA - A news story published on reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation announced a major accident with severe injuries had occurred along the southbound lanes of Interstate 75, just past the Canton Road Exit.*  Motorists were being warned to take alternate routes after a serious crash left traffic backed in Cobb County, Georgia.

Fatal Traffic Accidents in Georgia Increased in February

March 15, 2021

According to Georgia State Patrol, the number of local, fatal traffic accidents rose during the month of February in the state of Georgia.  Although there was a substantial decrease in the number of traffic injuries in January 2021, Georgia State Patrol Troopers from Post 24 in Newnan announced there were more fatal accidents in February than in January. 

Hot tub Accidents Triple During the COVID-19 Lockdowns

March 15, 2021

USA - Hot tub home insurance claims tripled in 2020 as people spent more time at home due to the coronavirus quarantines, according to an insurance report. A report from the UK's Aviva stated that there were about 188% more insurance claims involving hot tubs in 2020 than in 2019. The claims were mostly property-type claims. However, as more people invest in "staycation" items such as hot tubs, trampolines, outdoor kitchens, swimming pools, and others, the number of accident and injury claims may continue to climb.

Chief Justice Harold D. Melton Issues Order to Resume Jury Trials in Georgia

March 12, 2021

"A Trial by a Jury of One's Peers is Fundamental to the American Justice System." - Chief Justice Harold D. Melton

According to an announcement published on, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Harold D. Melton, issued an order that immediately removed the suspension of jury trials in Georgia. The Chief Justice's order, which was the twelfth order the Chief Justice has signed concerning Georgia's Statewide Judicial Emergency.

Some U.S. States See Double-Digit Growth in Accident Fatalities in 2020

March 10, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA - According to a report published by the National Safety Council, the number of people tragically killed in motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania in 2020 grew from 1,107 to 1,116, which is a 5% increase in one year. The report states that Pennsylvania's statistics were very similar to other states in terms of an increase in vehicular deaths last year despite a drop in traffic. However, Pennsylvania's increase in traffic fatalities was not as high as most other states.  

Deadly Chain-Reaction Accident on I-75 in Cobb County, Georgia

March 08, 2021

COBB COUNTY, GA - An accident news story on states that one person was tragically killed in a chain-reaction accident that involved approximately twenty motor vehicles.*  The accident closed down the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Cobb County, Georgia, on Thursday morning.  Also, the I-75 Express lanes were shut down between  Chastain Road and Barrett Parkway. 

Alabama Legislature is Considering a New Bill Banning Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

March 02, 2021

MOBILE, AL - The Alabama legislature is considering a new bill that bans handheld cell phone use while driving.  Alabama lawmakers are trying to take more action against distracted driving, particularly cell phone use when driving.  Alabama's current distracted driving laws do not permit drivers to send or read text messages when driving.  The new bill, H.B. 90, would improve the current law.

Two-vehicle Accident with Injuries in Long County, Georgia (GA)

March 01, 2021

LONG COUNTY, GA - A news story published on reports that one person was tragically killed, and one more person was seriously injured in a two-car crash on Highway 84 close to Barrett Cemetery Road.  The accident occurred at approximately 11:30 pm and closed all traffic in both directions at the scene.

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