One Woman is Dead After Being Hit by Numerous Vehicles in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GA – June 14, 2018 (cbs46.com). According to an online news report at cbs46.com, a woman died in an accident that caused all of the northern lanes of the Downtown Connector to be closed. Another accident on Interstate 85 also brought traffic to a halt.*
A serious accident caused all of the northbound lanes of traffic at the Downtown Connector to be closed. Another accident caused lanes of Interstate 85
A fatal accident forced the closure of all northbound lanes of the Downtown Connector in Atlanta and another crash on I-85 in Clayton County also brought traffic to a standstill.
On the Connector, a woman died after being hit by numerous vehicles and crews took a few hours to clear the scene. The lanes of traffic reopened but nonetheless, traffic was heavy for quite a while following the crash. The identification of the woman has not yet been released to the public.
Another accident that occurred on the northern lane of Interstate 85 in Clayton County caused closures of the roadway for approximately 1 hour. There is no further information on this crash at this time.
While it is not clear what caused the accidents discussed above, they do shed light on the importance of avoiding distracted driving at all costs. This is why Montlick and Associates have put together the following tips to avoid distracted driving, which ultimately saves lives:
- Use your cell phone only in an emergency situation. Even if there is an emergency situation, pull your vehicle over, if possible, to make the call rather than continue to drive and become distracted. Also, do not text while driving. Evidence suggests that people take their eyes off of the road for the length of a football field, which leads to serious accidents and even death.
- If you feel tired, pull over and rest, as fatigued driving increased the risk of an accident by 4 times.
- Limit the amount of passengers in your vehicle as well as the activities therein. Rowdy children and other passengers such as teenage friends can lead to distractions, and ultimately, accidents.
- Do not eat while driving. Being busy is not an excuse for eating in your vehicle. Food spills and other issues while eating can easily take your eyes off of the road.
- Do not multitask in your vehicle. While some people use driving as an opportunity to text, call friends, or fiddle with the music on a smart phone, it is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
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