Crash Tragically Kills Two in Liberty County, Georgia (GA)
LIBERTY COUNTY, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a crash in Liberty County occurred this week that left two people dead. The incident took place in the evening on East Oglethorpe Highway, not far from the Liberty County High School.*
The responders on the scene found that a car and a pickup truck were wrecked in the impact and that a semi-truck had crashed off the side of the roadway. One of the victims was identified as a soldier from Fort Stewart. That individual was declared dead at the scene of the wreck. The man who was driving the pickup truck was rushed to the hospital, where he died a short while later. Police referred to the crash as a high impact accident. The road stayed closed overnight while crews worked at the scene. The Georgia State Patrol is carrying out the investigation into the crash.
Crashes involving large trucks caused 4,136 deaths in 2018. The victims in crashes involving semis and other large trucks are often people in passenger cars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that large truck crash victims are occupants in passenger vehicles in around two out of three instances. Only sixteen percent of the victims are individuals in large trucks at the time of the accidents.
Large trucks played a role in about eleven percent of all fatal collisions in 2018.
Trucking creates some inherent risks to others on the road because these vehicles outweigh passenger cars by about twenty, if not 30 times. The drivers are at risk of being fatigued because the government permits truckers to operate their vehicles for periods of up to eleven hours at a time.
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