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Driver Injured in Atlanta, Georgia After Striking MARTA Officer Vehicle


February 06, 2020

ATLANTA, GA - Ajc.com writes that a collision took place on a busy Atlanta street early in the morning this week. A driver reportedly struck the officer’s vehicle and then collided with a light pole. The driver suffered injuries in the crash, but reports indicate that the officer did not.*

The roadway was closed down for several hours while the authorities worked to clear the debris from the scene. The incident led to lengthy delays in the city’s streetcar route. The area tends to be heavily trafficked, and people in the vicinity stated that it is fortunate that the crash occurred as early as it did. Had the incident occurred later, more vehicles or pedestrians might have been on the roadway. Images from the scene show a police vehicle with damage on its front end and a light post that has been knocked onto the ground.

Car accidents are common throughout the United States, and Georgia’s average number of crash-related deaths is higher than average. The leading causes of car accidents are mostly the result of humans making mistakes. Any report on the causes of car accidents will list drunk driving, which may be declining, but is still one of the most common causes of fatal collisions in the country. Distracted driving may even outpace drunk driving as a car crash cause. Smartphones are largely to blame for the increase in distracted drivers on the roadway. Other common factors include speeding and reckless driving. While the weather is a factor in many crashes, most weather-related wrecks are the result of people driving too fast in bad weather or continuing to drive when there is low visibility. 

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.ajc.com/news/traffic/traffic-alert-crash-involving-marta-officer-closes-downtown-atlanta-streets/sZKhNebe1fDRk9P7vOBxxI/ and https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/find-out-what-are-the-leading-causes-for-most-car-accidents-1027930348

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