Two Tragically Killed in Lowndes County, Georgia Wreck
VALDOSTA, GA- Walb.com writes that a crash between a passenger car and a large truck left two people dead earlier this week in Valdosta. The accident occurred on Interstate 75 southbound in the early morning before sunrise.*
Reports indicate that both of the involved vehicles caught on fire following the collision. The authorities identified the victims as a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, both from Atlanta. The victims both died at the scene of the accident.
Family members stated that the young pair often traveled together to work in Florida. Early reports indicate that the victims were in a rental car and struck a guard rail before hitting the truck. The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries in the accident.
Accidents involving large trucks and passenger vehicles are often deadly, and not surprisingly, the victims are almost always the people in the smaller car. Sharing the road with massive trucks is a situation many drivers find uncomfortable. It is important to remember to give these vehicles plenty of space. Try to avoid driving in the truck driver's blind spot, and remember that these large vehicles are difficult to maneuver and cannot come to a stop quickly. If a driver enters the pathway of a truck, the truck may not be able to avoid striking the vehicle. Likewise, large trucks cannot swerve or quickly change directions. Because large trucks are so unwieldy, smaller vehicles need to keep a safe distance from them. It is important to remember that a car traveling at 65 miles per hour requires two football fields to stop. If you are driving in front of a truck and have to slam on your brakes, the truck behind you will not be capable of stopping short.
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Source:https://www.walb.com/2019/11/12/coroner-confirms-multiple-deaths-lowndes/ and https://www.udot.utah.gov/trucksmart/motorist-home/stopping-distances/
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