Log Crashes Through Ambulance Window on Highway 24 in Washington County, Georgia (GA)
WASHINGTON COUNTY, GA- Ems1.com writes that a log fell from a log truck and struck the window of an ambulance this week in Washington County, Georgia. The incident occurred in the early morning, and police initially referred to the crash as a hit-and-run crash because the log truck left the scene.*
It was not initially clear whether the impact was only from the log, or if the truck had also collided with the ambulance.
Police later located the driver of the log truck and found that he had been unaware of the fact that the log had fallen or that it had struck the other vehicle. While the investigation is still underway, it appears at this point in time that the driver will not be facing hit-and-run-related charges.
The log caused considerable damage to the ambulance.
Early estimates suggest that in 2019, large truck crash-related deaths rose by about one percent last year. The increase occurred while other types of roadway fatalities dropped. The numbers suggest that the industry is in need of safety improvements.
Overall, the data also indicates that while overall fatal collisions dropped, they did not decline in all parts of the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) divides the nation into ten regions. Out of those regions, nine saw improving numbers, but the southeast saw a two percent rise in traffic deaths. The states included in that southeastern region includes Georgia, along with Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.
Even with the overall decline, more people still died on America’s roads than were killed ten years ago.
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