Police Officer in Jones County in Severe Head-On Collision
JONES COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a Jones County police officer was involved in a serious crash over the weekend. The incident occurred when a teen driver failed to yield the right-of-way leading to the severe three-car collision.*
The young motorist who was traveling on Georgia SR 18 failed to yield as they were entering the connector. The teen’s car side-swiped the deputy’s vehicle, and the police cruiser then collided head-on with another car. The police officer and the driver in the car he collided with head-on were both hospitalized following the crash. The teen who caused the wreck was uninjured. Reports indicate the collision is still being investigated, and no charges have been filed at this time.
Car crashes kill more American teenagers than anything else. Teens are at greater risk than other drivers because of their inexperience, and often because of immaturity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, car accidents led to the deaths of 2,364 teens between the ages of sixteen and nineteen. Teen driver risk factors include male drivers, teens driving in cars with other teenagers, and teenage drivers who only recently obtained their licenses. Some of the main reasons these new motorists are at such a great risk include a lack of experience, failure to use a seatbelt, speeding, and alcohol use. These collisions are mostly avoidable. The CDC states that parents are a crucial part of the teen driver accident prevention effort. One way for parents to stay involved is to create a driving agreement for parents and their teens, which clearly states the parent’s expectations and rules for the teen driver.
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Sources:https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/jones-county-deputy-in-serious-condition-after-head-on-crash/93-8e36f0e5-2ee2-4db9-9643-7806015c3d7b and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html and https://www.cdc.gov/parentsarethekey/agreement/index.html