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Tragic Fatal Collision Reported in Cobb County, Georgia

March 24, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- writes that a deadly collision took place on Interstate 285 in Cobb County this week. The afternoon wreck occurred close to the Interstate 75 exchange. The vehicles involved in a wreck included a Toyota Corolla and a box truck. Traffic was slowed down as the lane farthest to the right remained the only one open for several hours following the crash. Details regarding the identity of those involved and the cause of the collision are not yet available. *

Reports from 2018 indicate that the number of people who died in car accidents in Georgia is dropping. For two years in a row, the state saw fewer traffic-related deaths. However, the decline is modest, with just 2.3 percent fewer deaths in 2018 than in the previous year. The slowly dropping numbers in the state are a positive sign, and yet, more than 1,500 people still died in crashes. 

The numbers are similar to the national statistics in that the United States saw 2.4 percent fewer deaths from car crashes last year. Still, 36,560 people died in car accidents nationally, indicating that the loss of life remains high both in Georgia and across the country. 

Efforts to curb the death toll include a law prohibiting the use of hand-held electronics while driving. In Georgia, officials believe that the law is helping to lower the number of crashes. 

Distracted driving has become a common problem in the United States, and the use of cellphones is the most well-known culprit. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that distracted driving led to 2,841 fatalities in 2018. Texting while driving will cause a motorist to take their attention away from driving for five seconds. In that amount of time, a car traveling at 55 miles per hour can cross a distance equal to a football field. 

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