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Crash Reported on Highway 21 in Effingham County, Georgia (GA)


July 23, 2020

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a crash took place in Effingham County this week close to the Strickland's Funeral Home. State and County officers responded to the scene of the wreck.*

The incident occurred in the northbound lanes. 

According to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, the number of collisions in Effingham County is on the rise. From 2013 to 2017, the number of crashes in the county rose dramatically from 428 to 1,415. The number of incidents that involved serious injuries also increased from 54 to 88. However, crash-related deaths have gone up and down in recent years. In 2014, sixteen fatalities occurred within the country. That number dropped to five in 2015, increased again to twelve, dropped to six in 2017, and then increased to eight in 2018. 

Sadly, the county experienced five alcohol-related incidents in 2018, which was the most in recent years. Five of the deadly collisions were also the result of speeding. 

Seatbelt use is still an issue in the states as well. While all victims in passenger cars were using their seatbelts in 2018, none were using them the previous year. Additionally, in 2018, the majority of victims in pickup trucks, and all of those killed in utility vehicles failed to use restraints. 

Overall, Georgia experienced a decline in fatal crashes in 2018, and in 2017. Officials also believe that the hands-free law, which prohibits the use of electronic devices, is helping to make the state's roads safer. Still, pedestrian deaths increased during the same time period, and even with the drop in deaths, 1,504 people lost their lives in 2018. The numbers indicate a need for further safety work. 

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Sources:

https://www.wtoc.com/2020/07/17/law-enforcement-scene-crash-hwy-effingham-co-near-stricklands-funeral-home/

https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/data-by-county/

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


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