Woman Died in Tragic Crash in Lincolnton, Georgia
LINCOLN COUNTY, GA- Wjbf.com writes that a woman died in a crash in Lincolnton earlier this week. The incident took place on Highway 220 East in the early evening. The victim was a 44-year-old female from Lincolnton. Reports stated that no other cars were involved in the tragic crash.*
In a study based on data from 2016, Georgia ranked fourteenth in the country for car crash deaths when mileage is considered. While Georgia’s roadways may be deadlier than the national average, the state has a good track record when it comes to seatbelt use. About 97 percent of Georgia’s population buckles up, which is six percent higher than the average for the United States.
The state has many rural roadways, and 39 percent of the fatal collisions occur in these areas. Rural roads often present more risks to people traveling in vehicles than do urban roads. In the country, speed limits tend to be higher, and roads may be narrower. Drivers who veer off the side of a highway may strike objects such as trees, utility poles, and signs. The narrower roads are less forgiving in rural locations.
Another factor faced by rural drivers is that medical help may be farther away. Cities tend to have many centralized hospitals and emergency personnel are just minutes away from accident scenes. In contrast, in remote parts of the country, responders may require more time to get the accident site and more time to get victims to a hospital. In some instances, the precious minutes lost may mean the difference between life and death for the victims. It may also be the case that no one witnessed these crashes or was around to call for help.
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.wjbf.com/news/lincolnton-woman-killed-in-crash/ and https://patch.com/georgia/atlanta/here-s-how-georgia-ranks-deadliest-car-crashes and https://www.npr.org/2009/11/29/120716625/the-deadliest-roads-are-rural
* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.