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Tragic Crash on Interstate 75 Kills One in Atlanta, Georgia


March 24, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Cbs46.com writes that a crash occurred this week on Interstate 75 in the southbound lanes. Reports indicate that three vehicles were involved, and one of the drivers died at the scene. The other individuals involved in the collision were also injured.*

The incident took place in the evening close to the Downtown Connector. Officers diverted traffic to Interstate 20. It is not yet clear what caused the incident or whether any charges are being filed in relation to the deadly wreck. The authorities have not yet released the identities of any of the people involved in the collision. 

The Insurance Information Institute ("III") states that in 2018, 36,560 people died in car crashes across the United States. While this number is obviously high, it is a drop as compared to 2017 of close to two and a half percent. The reduction in fatal vehicle crashes is not universal to all road users. Crashes that killed drivers, passengers in cars, SUVs, or vans, and motorcyclists all dropped. Collisions involving large trucks increased during the same period, as did incidents that killed pedestrians and cyclists. 

When it comes to reducing the risk of being killed in a car crash, it is important to use all available safety equipment. Seatbelts lower the chances of dying in a crash by 45 percent, even without airbags, Cars that have airbags lower the chances of sustaining fatal injuries even further, but work best when they are used together with seatbelts. The III also states that child safety seats saved hundreds of children's lives in 2018, and that motorcycle helmets saved 1,872 bikers. The III points out that if all motorcyclists used helmets, another 749 people who died in crashes would still be alive. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:

https://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/car-accident-75-85-south-deadly-accident/85-2fc8c4bd-b4db-4392-b0f0-576672410e75

https://www.cbs46.com/news/fatal-crash-shuts-down-i--southbound/article_81365612-6728-11ea-804e-93212dfd9e62.html

https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-highway-safety

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