One Dead in Tragic Crash on Georgia Highway 133 in Dougherty County, Georgia (GA)
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA- Wfxl.com writes that a crash took place this week in Dougherty County, Georgia, that left one person dead and injured another. The incident occurred in the early morning on Georgia Highway 133, which is also referred to as Moultrie Road.*
Reports stated that the incident occurred when a 28-year-old woman in a 2014 Nissan Altima veered across the center line in the road and collided with another vehicle head-on. The other car was identified as a 2008 Pontiac G6. The woman driving the Pontiac died in the impact.
The victim was a 48-year-old woman.
The driver from the Nissan was transported to the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Reports did not state the severity of her injuries.
Police stated that the surviving driver is at fault and will be facing charges for the crash.
Head-on collisions are some of the deadliest crashes on the roadway. Cars simply are not designed to protect occupants in these types of wrecks at speeds greater than about 40 miles per hour.
When cars are tested to determine their crashworthiness, front end collision tests are only performed at up to 40 miles per hour. The reason that tests are not performed at higher speeds is that manufacturers have not found ways to protect people at such speeds. A head-on impact at 40 miles per hour, although the speed might seem modest, is considered a severe crash. This means that vehicles boasting five-star safety ratings are only good at protecting occupants in head-on collisions at speeds of up to 43 miles per hour. Past that speed, the risk of death remains high.
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