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Crash on Interstate 985 in Gainesville Shuts Down Exit 17


December 20, 2019

GAINESVILLE, GA- Gainesvilletimes.com writes that a severe car crash occurred on Interstate 985 in Gainesville earlier this week. Reports indicate that only one vehicle was involved in the collision that caused authorities to close down Exit 17.* 

The fire department issued a statement explaining that debris on the roadway and the presence of emergency vehicles led to the closure of the exit. When the department reopened the road, they reminded drivers to exercise caution in the area. 

Responders transported one person to the hospital with injuries. 

Human errors cause the vast majority of car crashes. Studies indicate that people often overestimate their driving abilities and that many of us are prone to hurrying and multitasking behind the wheel. A full 50 percent of drivers claim that they are in the top twenty percent of drivers when it comes to skills and safety. Obviously, the majority of those individuals are, by definition, mistaken. Many of our everyday habits put us at risk when it comes to driving. 

An overconfident driver may take turns too fast or try to weave in and out of traffic. These aggressive driving maneuvers put everyone on the road at risk. 

Drivers trying to shave time off their commute by speeding or following too closely behind another car also create dangers on the road. According to studies, these drivers only save an average of 26 seconds a day by rushing around, but they increase the risk of rear-end crashes and other collisions on the roadway. Experts remind drivers that other people and the weather will make driving challenging at times, and we do not need to create the dangers for ourselves. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/badge-bar/i-985-exit-17-closed-due-crash/ and https://slate.com/technology/2017/11/the-six-main-causes-of-car-crashes.html

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