Multiple Vehicle Collision Interstate 95 Injures Two in Abercorn, Georgia
SAVANNAH, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a multiple vehicle collision occurred in Chatham County, Georgia, on Interstate 95 over the weekend. The late-night accident took place in the southbound lanes close to Abercorn.*
The Georgia State Patrol reported that a speeding driver struck the rear of another car that was parked on the shoulder. The parked vehicle had its flashers engaged at the time of the crash. The driver attempted to correct after striking the parked car and then was struck by two additional vehicles. The impact caused the vehicle to be pushed back into the parked car, and one of those cars ended up overturning into the woods along the roadway. Responders took two of the drivers, the person in the parked car, and the speeding driver, to the hospital where they received treatment for severe injuries. The southbound lanes remained shut down for hours after the accident.
Pulling over to the shoulder of the road puts vehicle occupants in a dangerous position. The shoulder is often narrow, and occupants will be left close to the flow of traffic. Cars often strike vehicles, and in some instances, people on the shoulder of the road. Drivers should only make the decision to pull onto the shoulder if it is an emergency. Once on the side of the road, it is best to call for help while remaining inside the car with a seatbelt on. Exiting the vehicle creates an even greater risk of harm and should only be done if the car is on fire or another situation makes it impossible to remain and wait for help to arrive.
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Sources:https://www.wtoc.com/2020/01/19/i-sb-back-open-after-multi-vehicle-crash-near-abercorn/ and https://www.automotive-fleet.com/153046/what-to-do-and-not-to-do-after-a-highway-breakdown
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