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Tragic Crash Involving Truck Reported on Interstate 285 in Atlanta, Georgia

March 24, 2020

ATLANTA, GA - writes that a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a sedan took place on Interstate 285 in the Northbound lanes. The incident occurred near the exit ramp for Interstate 20.* 

The car collided with the rear of a semi-truck. Police have not reported the cause of the accident. 

Truck crashes resulting in deaths increased in 2018. During the same time, overall automobile fatalities dropped by 2.4 percent between 2017 and 2018. Passenger car deaths dropped more than five percent, deaths of people in vans declined over eight percent, SUV fatalities dropped about one and a half percent, and motorcyclist fatalities declined by close to five percent. Fewer drunk-driving crashes were reported, along with declines in speeding-related wrecks, single-vehicle collisions, multiple-vehicle crashes, and passenger vehicle rollovers. Despite all of these positive trends, truck crashes continued to increase. 

Truck driver fatalities reached their highest numbers in 30 years in 2018, with a one percent increase over the previous year. In 2018, 885 occupants traveling in large trucks died in crashes. Numbers that high have not been experienced since 1988 when 911 people were killed in these collisions. 

Trucking is currently one of the more dangerous jobs in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, truck transportation incidents kill more employees than other dangerous occupations such as construction. The death toll in the truck industry is 28.3 fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers. The construction industry only has nine and a half deaths per 100,000 workers, and the average for the nation is three and a half fatalities per 100,000 full-time employees. Many of the crashes are the result of other drivers and not the truck drivers. 

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