Accident on Watson Boulevard Kills Two in Warner Robins, Georgia
WARNER ROBINS, GA- According to 41nbc.com, a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Tuesday, May 14, 2018, tragically killed two people. The crash occurred when the driver of an eastbound Ford F-150 crossed a median and hit a Kia SUV head-on. Danny Galpin, the Houston County Coroner, stated that the driver of the Kia, a 43-year-old woman, died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Ford, a 61-year-old man, was transported to the hospital, but died from his injuries on Wednesday morning.*
A passenger who was traveling in the Kia was injured in the collision but is reportedly in stable condition.
The crash caused the closure of all westbound lanes of Watson Boulevard on Tuesday night. The accident is still being investigated. The names of the victims have not yet been released as families are still being notified.
Georgia’s rate of traffic-related fatalities has been increasing in recent years. In Houston County, the number of people killed in accidents increased from 8 in 2014, to 17 in 2016. Five of the people killed in 2016 were killed in alcohol-related accidents. The number of crashes caused by speeding vehicles increased as well, with 4 people dying in accidents in which speed was a factor in 2016.
While the number of people killed in traffic accidents across the entire United States has increased in the past few years, Georgia has seen a spike that is much higher than the national average. The state is attempting to curb the number of traffic-related deaths, as demonstrated by the recent implementation of a ban on handheld devices, which is intended to cut down on the number of accidents caused by distracted driving. The new law will take effect on July 1, 2018.
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