Tragic Burke County Crash Kills One in Burke County, Georgia (GA)
BURKE COUNTY, GA- Wjbf.com writes that a woman died in a crash in Burke County this week in the early morning. The incident involved three vehicles that collided on Highway 24.*
The three drivers were all transported to the Burke Medical Center, but the victim was declared dead a short while after arriving at the hospital. Police identified the woman as a 40-year-old who worked as a para-professional with the Blakeney Elementary School. The report did not provide details regarding the cause of the fatal crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of deaths caused by traffic accidents dropped in 2018, and yet 36,560 people still lost their lives in these incidents. The numbers represent a decline of about 2.4 percent compared to the previous year. Several categories of collisions dropped, including crashes that killed children, collisions caused by speeding drivers, motorcycle fatalities, and drunk driving deaths. Rollover fatalities have also dropped by about ten percent since 2017. However, other types of fatalities increased, including those that involved pedestrians and cyclists.
The NHTSA writes that over the past few decades, the rate of seatbelt use has greatly increased and helped to reduce the risk of injury and death in the event of a car accident. Other improvements to vehicle safety technology have also led to a decline in traffic fatalities over the years.
Early numbers from 2019 suggest that the downward trend for traffic crashes is continuing. Still, since 2009, pedestrian deaths have increased by a massive 69 percent, and cyclist deaths rose by 48 percent, indicating a clear need for better protection for vulnerable road users.
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