Accident Results in Death and Injuries Dodge County, Georgia
DODGE COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at 13wma.com, a head-on collision that occurred over the weekend in Dodge County resulted in the tragic death of an 85-year-old man. His wife sustained critical injuries in the crash.*
The accident occurred on State Route 27. Per the Georgia State Patrol, the 85-year-old man entered State Route 27 heading north in the southern lanes of the roadway. As a result, he struck another vehicle head-on and died at the scene of the accident. The man’s passenger, his wife, was taken by medical helicopter to an area hospital for treatment, where she is listed in critical condition. She has not been identified at this time.
The individuals in the other vehicle, a mother and her two-year-old child, sustained injuries but are recovering. They have not been identified in the news report.
There are common causes of head-on crashes, which are:
- Going the wrong way on the roadway, often referred to as a “wrong-way” accident.
- Crossing over the center line and slamming into an oncoming car.
- Incorrectly passing on a two-lane road.
- Driving while drowsy and drifting into oncoming traffic.
- Going at an excess rate of speed.
- Navigating a curve while speeding.
- Not seeing, reading or following road signs or traffic signals.
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- Driving while distracted, whether texting, eating, drinking, talking with passengers, grooming or fiddling with a radio or GPS device, etc.
The most common places for head-on crashes to happen are as follows:
- 85% of head-on collisions happen on two-lane, undivided, rural roadways
- Construction zones
- Ramps to highways
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