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Crash Reported on Mathews Road in Washington County, Georgia (GA)


July 20, 2020

WASHINGTON COUNTY, GA- Wgxa.com writes that a collision occurred in the morning this week in Washington County. The crash took place at the intersection of 68 North and Mathews Road in Tennille. First responders were on site, and it appears that injuries occurred as a result of the crash.*

The authorities instructed motorists to avoid the area. Images from the scene show a black sedan with severe damage to its driver’s side. 

In Georgia, car crash deaths increased from 1,504 in 2018 to 1,507 in 2019. Prior to last year, the state experienced two years of declining traffic fatalities. 

More than three out of four crashes related deaths in the state are the result of drivers who engaged in unsafe behaviors. For instance, many of these incidents are the result of distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding.

Another issue leading to a rise in fatal collisions is that many in the state are still failing to use a seatbelt. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) reports that about 60 percent of those killed in crashes were not buckled at the time. 

In order to avoid being involved in deadly accidents, it is best to use a seatbelt, put away phones, avoid distractions, and stay alert. 

Officials in the state believe that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of crashes in the state. While Georgia has a hands-free law, many believe that drivers are still not following that law and that distractions continue to cause risks for people on the road in the state. Not only are distractions a problem for occupants, but they appear to be an issue for pedestrians as well. 

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Sources:

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/georgia-state-patrol-investigating-accident-in-washington-county

http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/SafetyOperation/DAAA

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

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