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Child among Four Tragically Killed on State Road 40 near Kingsland on Georgia-Florida Border


December 16, 2019

KINGSLAND, GA- The nytimes.com writes that four people including a three-year-old child died in a horrific head-on collision in southern Georgia earlier this week.*

The collision occurred on State Road 40 when a woman driving a Nissan Altima drifted across the centerline in the road and hit a Ford-F-250 pickup truck that was traveling eastbound. The driver and three passengers in the Nissan died in the crash. A three-year-old girl was among the victims. 

A nine-year-old boy survived the impact, and responders rushed him to a nearby hospital. Reports indicate that the boy is in critical condition.

The driver operating the Ford sustained only minor injuries in the crash. According to witnesses at the scene, the woman was driving at a high rate of speed before crossing into oncoming traffic. 

Speeding is one of the major causes of traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding caused about 9,378 traffic fatalities in 2018. About 25 percent of traffic deaths involved speeding. The NHTSA also points out that driving at the speed limit is not always safe either. Sometimes the road conditions necessitate driving at speeds far below the posted speed limit. 

In addition to risking a ticket, drivers who speed are more likely to lose control over their cars, have less time to react in an emergency, increase their risk of severe injuries, and waste fuel. The safety equipment in a vehicle is also compromised when a person drivers above the speed limit. 

When drivers travel at high rates of speed, they not only place the people in their vehicle at risk but pose a threat to everyone using the road. 

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Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/12/04/us/ap-us-georgia-crash-four-killed.html

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/traffic/child-adults-killed-in-head-on-crash-on-sr-40-near-kingsland-identified/77-adb314b4-6d35-4d3c-947d-18e6aa928fd2

https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/speeding


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