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Blog Archive - September, 2021

101 Articles

Delaware Bill Increases Transparency Around Crash Data

September 30, 2021

DELAWARE - A news article published on GOVTECH.COM reports that the Delaware governor signed into law a new bill that allows the Delaware Department of Transportation to publish unidentifiable crash data with the public from the department's website.  The idea is to help educate the public concerning Delaware's most dangerous intersections for drivers and pedestrians.

Tragic, Fatal Mid-Morning Accident in Thomasville, Georgia

September 30, 2021

THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA - A news article published on reports that the Georgia State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal automobile accident last Monday morning.*  Thomasville Police Department officers reported that a motor vehicle struck a pole and then flipped over.  The crash left the victim in critical medical condition.  

Motorcyclist Tragically Killed in a Gwinnett County Motorcycle Accident

September 30, 2021

GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA - A news article published on reports that law enforcement officers are attempting to identify the driver who fled the accident scene with a motorcyclist who tragically died.*  The motorcycle accident occurred over the weekend, and police were hoping to identify the hit-and-run driver who left the scene. 

Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Statesboro, Georgia

September 27, 2021

STATESBORO, GEORGIA - According to an online news report published on, one individual was tragically killed in an early morning hit-and-run collision in Statesboro, Georgia.*  The Georgia State Patrol stated that the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at around 2:30 in the morning last Sunday.

Canton Police Department Initiate School Zone Speed Enforcement

September 27, 2021

CANTON, GEORGIA - A news report posted on states that the Canton Police Department will be targeting speeders who are exceeding more than 11 mph over the speed limit in school zones.  The campaign will begin October 4, 2021, and the Canton Police Department will be using speed detection devices to enforce the posted speed limit at Cherokee High School.

How to Avoid Colliding into Deer to Prevent Injuries and Expensive Auto Repairs

September 27, 2021

An NFL player suffered a head injury during a car accident that involved a deer.  Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer reported that their player was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident after he attempted to swerve out of the way of a deer.  A significant number of serious injuries occur when drivers try to avoid striking a deer that has crossed their path.  

Michigan State Police Are Worried About the 430% Increase in Auto Accidents Involving Drivers High on Marijuana

September 27, 2021

According to Michigan State Police's Lieutenant Derrick Carroll, law enforcement agencies across Michigan have observed a spike in accidents since marijuana was legalized in Michigan.  Lieutenant Carroll stated that there had been an increase of 140% of total marijuana-related accidents and a 430% increase in injury accidents involving marijuana use while driving.  

Several Amtrak Passengers Killed in Montana Amtrak Derailment

September 26, 2021

JOPLIN, MONTANA - According to an online news report published on, several people were tragically killed last Saturday afternoon in an Amtrak train derailment in Montana.*  The Amtrak train travels between Seattle and Chicago.  Law enforcement authorities worked to help passengers out of several toppling several train cars.

Lee County Accident Tragically Kills Three People

September 24, 2021

LEE COUNTY, GEORGIA - A news article published on states that the Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers arrived at the accident scene.*  The wreck involved a tractor-trailer truck and a pickup truck and occurred on Monday morning at around 8:30 AM, by Highway 32 and Highway 91.

School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI After an Accident

September 23, 2021

A new story published on reports that a Habersham school bus driver was involved in a seroius motor vehicle accident and law enforcement arrested and charged the school bus driver with DUI following the crash.  According to the news report, prescription medications could have contributing the the accident, officials reported.

Thousands of Children Are Injured in Furniture and TV Tip-Over Accidents

September 21, 2021

Approximately 20,000 children throughout the United States are transported to local hospital emergency rooms for treatment of injuries caused by "television or furniture falling or tipping, according to the Journal Injury Epidemiology.  Researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio report 70% of these victims are children six years old or younger.

New Study Shows Tesla Autopilot Increases Dangerous Driving Habits

September 20, 2021

According to a new study that utilized MIT Advanced Vehicle Technology, Tesla's Autopilot is causing a remarkable increase in distracted driving when Autopilot is activated.  According to a previous report on, MIT Advanced Vehicle Technology's lab is currently conducting a long-term study analyzing the impact of Tesla Autopilot.

Road Rage Shooting on Georgia Southern's Campus

September 19, 2021

STATESBORO, GEORGIA - A news report published on states that the Georgia Southern University Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred close to Kennedy Hall on the Statesboro campus.*  According to Georgia Southern University Police, no one involved in the shooting is affiliated with Georgia Southern.

Arrive Apartments Explosion Injures At Least Four People

September 14, 2021

DUNWOODY, GEORGIA - A news article published on reports that fire crews and law enforcement officers searched through debris at a suburban Atlanta apartment complex following an explosion that caused a partial collapse of an apartment building.*  The report states that at least four people have been injured in the incident. 

Motorcycle Accident with Injuries in Gainesville, Georgia

September 13, 2021

According to an online news report posted on, law enforcement officers are investigating a motorcycle accident.*  The motor vehicle accident transpired at around 1:30 in the morning at the curve where E.E. Butler Parkway turning in Green Street at Academy Street as it exits downtown. 

Fifteen People Tragically Killed in Labor Day Weekend Accidents

September 09, 2021

GEORGIA - A news article published on states that fifteen people were tragically killed in accidents through the Labor Day travel weekend.*  According to the Georgia State Patrol, the number of those killed may increase as people return home from their trips.  Four of the victims were teenagers.  

Motorcycle Accident Injures a Couple in Mountain City, Georgia

September 09, 2021

MOUNTAIN CITY, GEORGIA - A news report posted on states that the Georgia State Patrol are currently investigating a serious motorcycle accident on U.S. 441/GA 15 in Mountain City, Georgia.*  The Georgia State Patrol has also released the names of two people who were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash last Thursday.  The 58-year-old man and the 61-year-old female who were both from Monticello, Florida.

Amtrak Train and Truck Collide in Longwood, Florida

September 09, 2021

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA - According to an online news report posted on, a serious accident involving a truck and an Amtrak train occurred in Longwood, Florida.*   The crash backed up traffic in the area for several hours.  According to Longwood police officers, the accident happened last Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:10 PM by the intersection of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Georgia Avenue.

Tragic, Fatal I-80 Truck Accident in Lincoln, Nebraska

September 08, 2021

LINCOLN, NE - A news article on reports that a Florida man was arrested following a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Lincoln, Nebraska.*  The tragic accident killed two people last Saturday.  The multi-vehicle accident involved eight motor vehicles that were all heading west on I-80.

Common Causes of Fatal Farm Accidents in North Central Ohio

September 07, 2021

ASHLAND, OHIO - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Trustee, Roger Baker, believes Ohio is at risk for losing its farming industry due to preventable accidents.*  The National Safety Council states that agriculture has some of the "highest rates of preventable fatal work injuries among major industry sectors."

Tesla Autopilot Driving Technology Saves Drunk Driver

September 06, 2021

Automobile manufacturers, like Tesla, are developing software that enables their vehicles to operate safely even if the driver is incapacitated due to an emergency medical event or intoxicated.  Drunk driving is illegal and is causes more than 10,000 preventable deaths in the United States each year.  Many of those tragically killed by drunk or drugged drivers are innocent travelers.   The country of Norway has some of the most statistically safest roads in the world.  However, a 2019 International Transport Forum report showed that 8% of Norway's fatal accidents involve drunk drivers.  

Fatal Boat Accident on the Savannah River in Georgia

September 03, 2021

SOUTH CAROLINA - A news article published on states that the bodies of two brothers have been retrieved from Savannah River following a boat accident.*  The fatal boat accident occurred on the Savannah River, according to law enforcement officials. 

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision on I-16 in Chatham County, Georgia

September 03, 2021

CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA - A news article published on states that the Chatham Emergency Management has reported on a recent Interstate 16 accident.*  According to the news report, all eastbound traffic lanes along Interstate-16 from Dean Forest Road to Interstate-95 were shut down due to a severe motor vehicle collision with accident-related injuries.  

Northeast Georgia Woman Tragically Killed in Banks County Accident

September 01, 2021

BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA - A news story published on reports that a fatal two-vehicle accident occurred in Banks County, Georgia.*  The victim, a Carnesville woman, was driving a Buick Park Avenue north along GA 63 when her car left the road and collided with another vehicle.  The accident also injured three other people. 

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