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Crash Reported on Interstate 20 in Dekalb County, Georgia (GA)

September 17, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY, GA- writes that a crash took place this week in DeKalb County that caused long traffic delays in the area. The incident occurred at Interstate 20 near the exchange for Interstate 285 in the early morning.*

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) did not release detailed information regarding the cause of the wreck or the vehicles involved but did state that one car rolled over. 

Rollover collisions lead to about 30 percent of all crash-related deaths. The numbers show just how dangerous it is to be involved in a rollover, especially because only about three percent of all crashes involve an overturning car or other vehicles. 

SUVs, pickup trucks, and any taller, more top-heavy automobiles are at a greater risk of rolling over. Sharp turns at high speeds can lead to a vehicle rolling. In many cases, cars will "trip" on something, causing the vehicle to start to roll. It could be that the car hits a curb or other road feature and then begins to roll. 

Newer cars tend to have safety advantages that can make it less likely that the vehicle will roll. For example, features like electronic stability control will help drivers avoid turning over. Other safety equipment, including curtain airbags, can make rollovers less deadly if they do take place. 

One of the most important ways to avoid a rollover is to slow down. Most of these crashes are related to speed. In fact, three out of four rollovers involve a car that traveling on the road at 55 miles per hour or more. Many rollovers, therefore, take place on rural roadways. In 40 percent of deadly rollovers, the driver was traveling above the speed limit. 

Wearing a seatbelt is also a way to prevent a rollover wreck from becoming deadly. 

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