Eighteen Car Crash Reported on Interstate 285 in Sandy Springs, Georgia (GA)
SANDY SPRINGS, GA- Ajc.com writes that a crash occurred this week on Interstate 285. The chain-reaction collision involved a total of eighteen vehicles, and the road remained closed for hours after the incident.*
The wreck took place on the inner loop close to New Northside Drive, and the resulting congestion led back to South Cobb Drive.
Studies suggest that Interstate 285 is one of the most dangerous roads in the country. In recent years, the road had the second-highest number of deadly crashes and fatalities. Florida's Interstate 4 surpassed the road in total fatalities. However, by some measures, the road is more dangerous. Some researchers claim a better measure of the deadliness of interstates is the number of fatal crashes that occur per ten miles. This method makes sense as a long road could be expected to have more crashes in general than a short one. When this measure was implemented, Georgia's Interstate 285 took the top spot.
Local drivers state that the fact that the interstate landed on the top of the list is not particularly surprising. Part of the issue is that the road is frequently used by trucks and people who are from out of the area. When drivers have to navigate around the many trucks on the road, they can potentially end up in the blind spot of the larger vehicles, and create opportunities for devastating wrecks.
In order to stay safer, it is a good idea to use caution and to avoid trying to fit between big trucks. Of course, safety experts say that when a driver is navigating busy and crowded roads, it is vital to never look at a phone. Driving and staying safe will require a motorist's complete attention.
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