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Tragic Crash Kills One on Georgia Highway 196 in Gum Branch, Georgia (GA)

July 22, 2020

GUM BRANCH, GA- writes that a man died this week in a two-vehicle collision. The incident took place on Georgia Highway 196 at its intersection with John Wells Road in the late evening.* 

One of the involved vehicles was a Ford pickup truck, and the other was a Ford Focus. The impact killed the driver in the sedan. The victim was identified as a 36-year-old man from Michigan. The man's sister was a passenger in the vehicle, and she reportedly sustained injuries in the wreck and was transported to the Liberty Regional Hospital. 

Police stated that the victim was in town to help his sister move at the time of the tragic wreck. 

The driver in the pickup truck received treatment at the scene of the crash. The incident led to the closure of the highway heading in both directions. 

Intersections controlled by stop signs and traffic lights can be dangerous. As compared to these traffic controlling features, roundabouts have many benefits. Most notably, fatal crashes are drastically reduced when roundabouts are installed in place of stop signs or lights. One study found a 90 percent drop in fatal crashes when roundabouts are used. Overall, collisions declined by 37 percent, and injury-causing wrecks dropped 75 percent. Even pedestrians faired better, with 40 percent fewer of these collisions. 

Roundabouts are safer for a number of reasons, including that cars are traveling in the same direction, at lower speeds, and no one is trying to rush through a light before it changes. But not only are roundabouts good at improving safety, but they also reduce delays and fuel consumption. 

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