Chattahoochee Valley Suffers Three Fatal Car Crashes in Three Days in Columbus, Georgia
Columbus, GA- Wtvm.com writes that three fatal crashes took place within just three days in the Chattahoochee Valley. The first of the tragic events occurred last week when a train struck and killed a 41-year-old man in Columbus.*
Just one day later, a two-vehicle collision killed a 70-year-old woman. The crash took place on Bradley Park Drive when the victim’s car was pushed into a ditch where it rolled over. The third incident occurred in East Alabama and killed a woman from Salem. The victim, identified as a 68-year-old woman, was traveling in a Toyota Camry on US 280 when she was involved in the wreck with a tractor-trailer. All three of the incidents are still under investigation.
Georgia is working to reduce all forms of traffic fatalities. In recent years the state has witnessed a slight reduction in vehicle occupant fatalities. However, the number of people killed in other types of accidents, such as pedestrian crashes, has been increasing rapidly.
The small drops in pedestrian deaths may be at least in part the result of the new hands-free law Georgia enacted in 2018. By prohibiting the use of hand-held electronics while driving, the state is encouraging drivers to focus on the road and helping officers to enforce distracted driving laws.
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Sources:https://www.wtvm.com/2020/01/19/deadly-vehicle-accidents-reported-chattahoochee-valley-days/ and https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/
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