Three Vehicle Collision on Interstate 575 in Canton, Georgia Kills One
CANTON, GA- Patch.com reports that a three-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 575 on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The driver of one of the vehicles, 22-year-old Robert Allan Stone of Canton, was killed in the crash.*
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit responded to the site of the accident. Investigators say that Stone was driving north when he lost control of his vehicle. The victim’s vehicle rolled over and then stopped in the center of the interstate. Stone’s vehicle was then struckby two other vehicles that were also driving northbound on I-575.
The driver of one of the vehicles that hit Stone’s car was injured in the collision and taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The occupants of the third vehicle were not injuredin the crash.
No charges have been filedin connection to the crash. CSO’s investigation is ongoing.
Rollover crashes have a high rate of fatalities. People have a greater chance of dying in a rollover crash than in other types of crashes. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 9.1 million traffic collisions happened on American roadways in 2010. Out of those crashes, 2.1% involved rollovers. Despite the small percentage of crashes involving rollovers, 35% of vehicle-related deaths happened in rollover crashes.
Many of those killed in rollover collisions were not using seat belts. Out of all rollover victims, 69% were not using seat belts. Fortunately, seat belt usage rates have been rising continuously. The NHTSA reports that by 2016, 90.1% of people in the United States use their seat belts while riding in a vehicle.
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