Fiery Crash Kills One in Hiawassee, Georgia
HIAWASSEE, GA- Towns.fetchyournews.com writes that a fatal crash took place on State Route 75 South late last week. The Towns County and White County first responders arrived on site after calls came in regarding the collision.*
Reports indicate that a 2003 Town and Country Chrysler minivan crashed off the side of the roadway and caught fire. The firefighters had to extricate the victims from the vehicle. The crash led to a road closure. One person died in the accident, and responders transported the other to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment.
The authorities report that the victim who died in the crash was a 58-year-old man from Macon. The driver, a 62-year-old woman from Macon, survived the incident.
A previous fatal collision occurred at the same stretch of road just over one month ago.
Single-vehicle run-off-the-road accidents are some of the most common crashes on the roadway, and also some of the deadliest. These collisions include rollovers and fixed object crashes where a vehicle strikes an object such as a utility pole or a tree.
Accidents involving one vehicle are typically avoidable. The leading causes include drunk driving, drowsy driving, speeding, and failing to pay attention to the roadway. Sadly, it only takes a second of inattention for a driver to lose control of a vehicle leading to a fatal incident.
Seatbelts can reduce the chances of dying in a single-vehicle collision. Especially in the event of rollover crashes, seatbelts are the best way to avoid being ejected from a flipping vehicle. When people are thrown from a car, the results are more often fatal than not. In fact, about 75 percent of people ejected in crashes die from their injuries.
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