Two Killed in Separate Johnson County Collisions on New Buckeye Road
JOHNSON COUNTY, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that two people died and two others were injured in separate crashes that occurred in Johnson County within minutes of one another. The first incident took place when a nineteen-year-old driver from Wrightsville attempted to flee police officers and caused a crash wherein his car overturned close to Calvary Church Road. The car ended up on its rooftop. It is not yet clear why the officers were pursuing the teen.*
The second wreck occurred on the same road, only about two miles away and minutes later. A nineteen-year-old driver was traveling in a 2015 Toyota Camry when she caused a collision that killed a 21-year-old and severely injured a 25-year-old. The victims had to be extricated from the vehicle. Police are still investigating both of the collisions.
Teen drivers are at a greater risk to themselves and to others. These motorists lack the experience necessary to safely operate a car in many instances. New drivers do not always recognize risk factors or react appropriately to them. Some of the factors that lead to these crashes include male drivers because teenage boys seem to be more prone to being involved in collisions than female teens, and teenagers in cars with teenage passengers.
Teens are also less likely to use their seat belts than are drivers in other demographics. Failing to use a seat belt is dangerous and often causes vehicle occupants to die in crashes that they may have otherwise survived.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that it is extremely important that parents talk to their teenage drivers about safe driving practices.
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Sources:https://www.13wmaz.com/amp/article/traffic/1-dead-2-injured-in-single-car-johnson-county-wreck/93-34aed792-d693-4644-ba9a-a1b0c31a5d9a and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/index.html and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html
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