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Rollover Collision Kills One on Interstate 57 in Cherokee County, Georgia


August 02, 2018

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com reports that a man was killedin a rollover collision on Interstate 57 on Wednesday, August 1, 2018,at 12:30 a.m.*

The collision involved three vehicles. The accident closed down I-57 for several hours. 

Most rollover vehicles happen when a vehicle starts to slide sideways. In some situations, the friction between the tires and the ground can cause the vehicle to flip, while in other situations the vehicle might hit a guardrail, potholeor bump in the road and “trip,” which can cause a rollover accident. Rollovers can occur when drivers make sharp turns or hit a deep curve in the road at too high a speed. 

Every vehicle has the possibility of rolling over, but some rollover much more often and much more easily than others. Vehicles that are taller and have higher centers of gravity are more likely to roll over. Taller vehicles more prone to rolling over include SUVs, vans and pickup trucks. The tendency for taller vehicles to roll over means that occupants of these types of vehicles have a higher rate of dying in single-vehicle rollover collisions. However, this does not necessarily mean these vehicles are less safe. In a multi-vehicle accident, larger vehicles, such as SUVs offer occupants more protections than do smaller cars. 

No matter what type of vehicle a personis traveling in, the best way to survive a rollover collision is to use a seat belt. Out of all people killed in rollover accidents in 2010, 69% were not using their seat belts. Across the United States, thousands of people’s lives could be savedevery year if everyone useda seat belt. 

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