Traffic Snarled Following Interstate 75 Crash in North Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA – According to an online news report at wgxa.tv, drivers were asked to consider a different route due to a multiple-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 north.*
The accident occurred close to the exit at Mercer University Drive and involved a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle. Injuries have not been reported, however, the crash has caused the closure of the far right lane of the roadway. Drivers were urged to be aware of the dangers of driving on Interstate 75 during the nighttime hours as police and emergency personnel worked the scene.
The Bibb County fire rescue as well as deputies from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by local authorities.
According to data released by A Secure Life, which is an online-based security and safety consumer resource, they evaluated three years’ worth of traffic death reports from 2015 to 2017. In so doing, they determined that the most deadly roadway in Georgia is Interstate 75. All of the data comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
In the above-referenced time period, there were 111 deaths on Interstate 75 during the summer months. The second and third most dangerous Georgia roadways are Interstate 20 with 55 fatalities and Interstate 16 with 35 deaths, respectively.
Moreover, Interstate 95 that runs through Georgia is the top three most hazardous roadway in eight different states.
According to the data evaluated by A Secure life, speeding was a main cause of traffic deaths on the above roadways. More accidents appear to occur on Sundays at 2 a.m.
For the full list of the deadliest highways in each state, click here.
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