Tragic Crash Kills Two on Georgia Highway 133 in Worth County, Georgia (GA)
WORTH COUNTY, GA- Walb.com writes that a fatal collision occurred this week on Georgia Highway 133. The incident took place in the evening close to Bridgeboro Anderson Road.*
According to police, a 76-year-old woman and 66-year-old man were involved in the incident.
The victims were in a passenger car that collided with a semi-truck. The truck reportedly collided with the driver's door on the car, killing both of the occupants at the scene.
Large trucks can outweigh a passenger vehicle by twenty to thirty times. As a result of the great disparity in weight, crashes with trucks are frequently deadly. Trucks are also higher from the ground, meaning that a smaller car can become wedged beneath the truck. The results of these wrecks are often deadly.
Braking is another issue that commonly impacts truck crashes. Large trucks cannot come to a stop as quickly as smaller cars. In an emergency, the results of the long braking time can be deadly. The problem is often exacerbated by poor brake maintenance on trucks, or because of slippery roads and bad weather.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety writes that large truck crashes killed 4,136 people in the United States in 2018. The majority of individuals killed in such collisions are people traveling in passenger cars. In cases where cars and large trucks collide, the results are frequently deadly for the occupants of the smaller automobile. In fact, deadly crashes involving passenger cars and trucks, 96 percent of victims are those in smaller cars.
In some instances, truck drivers increase the risk of accidents because of the long period of time they spend driving. Fatigue us a serious concern for truckers, and can make the chances of a crash rise dramatically.
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