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Interstate 75 Closed Following Two Crashes in Henry County, Georgia (GA)


May 03, 2020

HENRY COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that two crashes took place in Henry County on Interstate 75 this week during the same afternoon. The collisions occurred within one mile of one another close to Interstate 675.*

One of the incidents involved two trucks, both of which had jackknifed across the interstate. The other collision occurred at approximately the same point in time and involved two passenger vehicles. 

Reports did not indicate how either of the crashes occurred. The incidents led to the closure of all of the southbound lanes. 

Georgia’s number of deadly car crashes dropped in both 2017 and 2018. In 2018, the state saw a 2.3 percent decline in car accident deaths. The decrease matches the nation’s decline of 2.4 percent that same year. State authorities believe that improving safety is at least in part the result of Georgia’s hands-free law. Officials believe that continuing to enforce the law will help to further lower the number of people killed in traffic incidents across the state.

While fewer traffic deaths are a positive sign, more than 1,500 people died in car crashes in 2018 in Georgia.  Clearly, more work needs to be done to reduce the number of such incidents. 

The state also experienced an increase in the number of deadly pedestrian collisions in 2018. In fact, over a five-year period, Georgia saw pedestrian accident fatalities rise by 60 percent. Between 2017 and 2018, the total number of pedestrians killed on Georgia roads went up from 253 to 261. Again, officials believe that the hands-free law will ultimately help reduce pedestrian crashes in addition to other kinds of traffic violence.  

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Sources:

https://www.ajc.com/news/traffic/traffic-alert-crash-involving-multiple-tractor-trailers-shuts-down-henry-county/NpgT01zXbED0IzbsD6okLP/

https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/

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