Six Cars Collide on Interstate 285 in Cobb County Sending Four to the Hospital
COBB COUNTY, GA- wsbtv.com writes that six vehicles crashed on Interstate 285 in the early morning late last week. The multiple vehicle pile-up led to lengthy delays during the morning commute.*
Four people were sent to the hospital with injuries caused by the accident. Traffic reports stated that there were two-hour delays in the area.
Multiple vehicle collisions on highways are dangerous because vehicles are typically moving at high speeds. Drivers often fail to realize that their cars will take a lot of time to slow down if they are traveling 60 miles an hour or faster, as many people do when commuting on highways and interstates. Because vehicles are going so fast, the distance between cars is important. Drivers should give plenty of space to other vehicles on the roadway so that in the event of an emergency. There is enough time to slow down.
Many of these collisions occur because the first crash takes place, and then drivers behind the crash are moving too close and too fast to stop in time. The result can be multiple impacts. Multiple impacts are dangerous to people in vehicles for several reasons. First off, people involved in a crash may remove their seatbelt or look to exit the car immediately after the accident. But unbuckling too soon can be a deadly mistake if another car runs into the disabled vehicles. Another issue is that safety equipment is not designed to protect people in multiple collisions. The protections we rely on, such as airbags, may not function if the vehicle is hit two or more times.
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