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Cobb County Teen Dies in Tragic Fiery Car Crash


January 21, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a teen died in a tragic crash in Cobb County over the weekend. The seventeen-year-old victim was operating the vehicle and appeared to have lost control of the car while driving westbound on Jamerson Road. The vehicle drifted into the eastbound lanes of traffic and then struck a Kia Forte head-on.*

The Kia collided with the Nissan on its right side, causing the Nissan to catch fire. Witnesses saw the crash and stopped to assist the victims. Bystanders pulled the victim from the Nissan before it became engulfed in flames. The other driver, a sixteen-year-old girl, was trapped inside of the Kia. The Good Samaritans were able to tow the Kia away from the Nissan to prevent that vehicle from catching fire as well. 

Responders extricated the sixteen-year-old driver from the Kia and transported both girls to the hospital. The victim was declared dead at the hospital. The condition of the other driver is not yet known. 

The Cobb County School District released a statement following the tragic crash offering support to the students and community. 

The driver of the Kia was also a student in the district and, according to officials, is receiving treatment for her injuries at Kennestone. 

Head-on collisions are extremely dangerous types of crashes. These incidents often lead to fatal results because they involve extreme forces. It is frighteningly easy for one of these incidents to occur. Many roads have no physical barrier to prevent cars from traveling into oncoming traffic. As such, vehicles can easily drift across a centerline with little or no warning. At 43-miles per hour, the chances of these wrecks proving fatal are high. 

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Sources:https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/breaking-year-old-girl-killed-fiery-crash-with-another-teen-driver/x53q6tTcXzZ6Y2OkJ9DZkK/ and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/

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