Two-Vehicle Crash Kills Teacher on Highway 20 in Cartersville, Georgia (GA)
Cartersville, GA- Patch.com writes that a middle school teacher in Bartow County died this week in a tragic car crash in Cartersville.*
The incident took place in the morning when the teacher's vehicle collided with a concrete mixer truck. Reports state that the truck turned in front of the victim's vehicle. Police stated that charges are pending in relation to the deadly collision. The school district released a statement regarding the teacher's death, who had been with the school district for two decades, where she taught computer science and business.
Left turns often lead to crashes and are likely one of the more dangerous driving maneuvers in which we regularly engage on the road. UPS instructs its drivers to avoid lefts and creates routes that do not require motorists to turn left. Not only has the company found that these turns are hazardous, but they are also inefficient. UPS saves on gas and time by eliminating the vast majority of left turns.
Although any car turning left might create dangers for drivers, trucks are even bigger roadway risks. Large trucks outweigh cars, and crashes involving these massive vehicles lead to thousands of deaths each year. The most likely victims in these wrecks are people in passenger cars. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that about 96 percent of victims in deadly crashes involving cars and trucks are occupants of the cars. Sadly, crashes involving large trucks are on the rise in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that these incidents increased by one percent in 2019 as compared to 2018. While that increase is small, it occurred even as overall crashes throughout the country dropped. Fatal large truck crashes are the only ones that increased in 2019.
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