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Tragic Crash in Walker County Kills Two in Walker County, Georgia (GA)

April 01, 2020

WALKER COUNTY, GA- writes that a crash in Walker County left two people dead and injured two others. The incident occurred on Highway 193 close to Hog Jowl Road in the late evening. Police reports indicate that the driver died in the crash, as did one of the passengers.*

Another passenger was transported via airlift to a hospital located in Atlanta, while a fourth individual was transported to the Erlanger hospital located in Chattanooga. The vehicle ignited following the impact leading to severe burns on the occupants. Police are still investigating the crash.

According to Consumer Reports, cars catch fire more often than many people realize. Every year, 171,500 cars catch fire on highways throughout the United States. Based on the numbers, these fires are happening somewhere in the nation about 400 times every day. Cars can catch fire without being involved in a crash. In fact, just five percent of all vehicles that catch on fire on the highway do so because of a collision. However, fires that are caused by wrecks are much more likely to result in deaths. A full six out of ten fatal vehicle fires are caused by crashes. 

Safety experts say that if a car catches on fire, it is important to pull the car over and stop the engine to cut the flow of fuel in the vehicle. Occupants should exit the car but should do so while being extremely cautious of their surroundings. When parked on the side of the road, other vehicles will present a risk to occupants who exit an automobile. 

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