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Tragic Deadly Crash on Highway 27 in Chattahoochee County, Georgia


February 06, 2020

CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY, GA - Wtvm.com writes that multiple vehicles were involved in a deadly wreck on Georgia Highway 27 in the southbound lanes over the weekend. The incident took place near 8th Division Road and caused delays in traffic for several hours. While police confirmed that one person died in the crash, no information was released regarding the identity of that victim.*

Georgia’s number of fatal crashes is higher than the national average. At least part of the reason for Georgia’s high rate of deadly wrecks is likely the many rural parts of the state. Studies have shown that deadly accidents occur more often on rural roads. One reason these areas lead to more traffic fatalities is that they often have higher speed limits than urban parts of the country. The faster vehicles are moving, the greater the chance of the crash being severe or fatal. 

Another issue impacting rural roads is that they tend to be narrower than streets closer to cities. When a driver veers off of a rural road, they may collide with trees, utility poles, and other objects. In locations with more space between the pavement and objects, drivers have a greater chance of correcting before suffering a high-speed impact. 

When a crash does happen in a remote area, more time is required for emergency personnel to arrive on the scene. If people sustain life-threatening injuries in a collision, there is a greater risk of death when they are waiting longer to get help from paramedics and doctors. Georgia is working to help lower the number of crashes experienced in the state. The hands-free law is one of the ways Georgia is trying to prevent dangerous driving habits. Officials believe that the law is working, although the decrease in fatal crashes has so far been modest. 

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Sources:https://www.wtvm.com/2020/02/03/fatal-accident-chattahoochee-co-blocks-hwy/ and https://www.npr.org/2009/11/29/120716625/the-deadliest-roads-are-rural and https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/urban-rural-comparison and https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/

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