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Driver Dies While Making Left-Turn in Tragic East Cobb Crash


March 04, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Eastcobbnews.com writes that a driver in a white Mercedes SL550 was killed at the intersection of Powers Road and Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb County. The victim, identified as a 61-year-old man, was traveling northbound on Johnson Ferry Road when he attempted to turn onto Powers Road.*

While the victim was turning left, a southbound Mercedes C300 that was traveling straight collided with the SL550. The intensity of the impact caused the driver in the left-turning car to be ejected from his vehicle. The man died at the scene of the wreck. 

The teenage boy traveling in the C300 was also injured in the collision and was transported to the Wellstone Kennestone Hospital. The nineteen-year-old is expected to survive his injuries. Witnesses to the horrific collision stated that the area is quite dangerous for motorists and that this was not the first high-speed crash in the area. 

Police say that the investigation into the incident is still underway and that anyone with information should report to the Cobb Police. 

The day before the deadly collision, another fatal crash occurred in East Cobb. A motorcyclist and a car were involved in a wreck at the intersection of Old Mountain Park Road and Alabama Road. The teenage motorcyclist was killed in the incident. That crash also involved a driver attempting to make a left turn. 

Left turns are some of the most dangerous driving maneuvers anyone can make. It is important for motorists to use extra caution when trying to turn left, and in some cases, the best move is to find a route that will not require as many left turns. 

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Sources:http://eastcobbnews.com/east-cobb-man-killed-in-crash-at-johnson-ferry-powers-road/ and https://eastcobbnews.com/18-year-old-motorcyclist-killed-following-alabama-road-crash/ and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2014/04/09/the-case-for-almost-never-turning-left-while-driving/

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