Cobb County Crash Injures Multiple People Near High School
COBB COUNTY, GA- 11alive.com writes that a fiery crash sent several people to the hospital over the weekend in Cobb County. The incident occurred near Kell High School, and police are still working to determine the cause of the severe accident, which witnesses say led to an explosion.*
Officers reported one badly damaged and heavily burned vehicle was on the scene when they responded to the crash. While reports did not indicate that the collision caused any fatalities, the condition of those injured in the wreck is not currently known.
Most car crashes do not result in fires. Vehicles are designed with crumple zones that absorb the force in collisions and protect the engine, gas tank and battery from taking a direct impact. However, in some instances, a high-speed crash will result in fuel leaking from a vehicle, along with heat and smoke, which can lead to a car fire. In certain cases, the severe damage and the signs of fire might not be readily apparent to the stunned individuals inside of the damaged car. For this reason, if it is possible and safe to do so, individuals should exit the vehicle and stay a safe distance away.
The majority of car fires are actually not related to crashes. Mechanical malfunctions or failures cause around 45 percent of fires, and about twenty percent are the result of electrical problems. If this occurs, get off the roadway and away from traffic, and then ensure you and your passengers are a safe distance from the vehicle, which means about 150 feet. Call 911 and wait for emergency services to arrive.
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Sources:https://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/jamerson-road-accident-fiery-near-kell-high-school/85-9105d10b-22d3-4701-9125-89060ff311b7 and https://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/accidents-hazardous-conditions/10-causes-of-car-fires3.htm and https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/what-to-do-if-your-car-catches-fire/
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