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Retired Judge Dies in Tragic Collision in Cobb County, Georgia


February 27, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a retired judge was killed in a car crash this week. The 65-year-old victim drove her Mercedes C300 onto Interstate 285’s entrance ramp and then left the roadway, drove into the grass on the side of the road before crossing into Interstate 75.*

A Chevrolet Express van struck the driver’s side of the Mercedes and caused the car to collide with a concrete median. The victim sustained a head injury in the impact, and responders transported her to the WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where she died a short while after the collision. The 38-year-old man driving the van was also injured in the crash and received treatment at the same facility as the victim. Reports indicate that the victim retired from the bench in 2016. The investigation into the cause of the crash is still underway.

Georgia has been working to reduce the number of deadly collisions that occur in the state each year. Statistics indicate that the number of people killed in car crashes in Georgia is dropping annually. Part of the improvement has been attributed to the relatively new hands-free law that the state enacted in 2018. Distracted driving is one of the main causes of car accidents. Phones are involved in many car accidents, and laws to prevent and deter people from using their phones can help make the roads safer. Most crashes are the result of driver errors, and one of the other ways roads are becoming safer is by having more crash avoidance technology that helps alert drivers when they are at risk of causing an accident. The NHTSA believes that these systems are helping reduce crash fatalities.

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Sources:https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/retired-atlanta-judge-dies-after-car-wreck-cobb-officials-say/F0OYyymm87IwVR7xlwjvEP/amp.html and https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/judge-elaine-carlisle-atlanta-deadly-accident/85-539d4190-ee08-4fe9-96b7-c7f10fe2df9b and https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/ and https://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/roadway-fatalities-2018-fars

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