Crash Leads to Injuries on Griffin Ferry Road in Bulloch County, Georgia (GA)
BULLOCH COUNTY, GA- Metteradvertiser.com writes that a vehicle crash occurred on Griffin Ferry Road this week during the morning. Responders transported the injured individual to a nearby hospital.*
Reports indicate that the crash was the result of a wrong-way motorist. Police received notice of a wrong-way motorist who was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 16. Before officers arrived to stop the driver, the crash took place. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash. The driver is now facing several charges for driving under the influence, possession of drugs, open container, and driving on the wrong side of the road. Police warned the public to be cautious and aware of their surroundings when driving. Crashes often happen in a split second.
Wrong-way collisions kill between 300 and 400 people each year. This only accounts for one percent of all collision-related fatalities in the United States. The relatively low number of such victims is because such crashes are rare, not because they are not deadly. In fact, wrong-way collisions are incredibly dangerous and create a high risk of death. The roads on which wrong-way crashes occur are divided highways with barriers protecting people from drifting across the centerline. As a result, drivers who do end up traveling against the flow of traffic on these roadways are those who have entered an exit ramp. That error is not a common one.
The speed limit tends to be high on divided highways, and so wrong-way impacts typically are high speed and head-on. The results are quite drastic.
Fortunately, few drivers make such errors. According to one study, greater than half of those who do make such a mistake are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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