Two Hospitalized in Savannah Auto Accident in Savannah, Georgia
SAVANNAH, GA- Wtoc.com writes that two people suffered injuries in a crash between a passenger vehicle and a dump truck. The collision occurred at the intersection of Bush Road and Fort Argyle Road earlier this week.*
The afternoon accident led to both vehicles crashing into a roadside ditch. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the smaller vehicle drove in front of the dump truck while attempting to make a turn onto Bush Road.
Witnesses at the scene described the crash as a “big wreck.” One witness said the sound of the vehicles colliding was like an explosion. The truck ended up turned onto its side off the roadway.
Police shut down Fort Argyle Road for a couple of hours while they cleared the scene and transported victims to the hospital. Locals say that the scene is sadly not uncommon for the area. Speed is often a factor in wrecks that take place on Highway 204. One local said it is nerve-racking to look out the window because accidents happen so often.
Both of the drivers are anticipated to recover from their injuries. The community hopes that the incident will bring attention to the dangerous intersection.
Across the United States, many municipalities are investing in making their roads safer for everyone. When car accidents are common in an area, it could be an indication that there is a problem with the design of the road. Installing traffic lights, changing the timing of lights, and improving lighting are all options for making these areas safer. Of course, lowering the speed limit, and enforcing traffic laws in high-risk areas both can help as well.
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