Crash at I-95 and I-16 Backs up Traffic in Chatham County, Georgia
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA. – August 20, 2018 (wjcl.com) A vehicle accident on Interstate 95 and Interstate 16 backed up traffic for several hours in Chatham County, according to a news report from wjcl.com.*
The crash occurred at approximately 8 a.m. on August 20 on Interstate 95, near the interchange with Interstate 16. The crash reportedly resulted in injuries, and several lanes of I-95 were shut down while police investigated and emergency crews cleared the scene.
It is not clear how many vehicles were involved, how the crash occurred, or how many people were injured. No vehicle descriptions were reported. The extent of injuries was also not reported. Chatham Emergency Management said traffic backed up on both interstates before the lanes were reopened about two hours later.
Chatham County is located on the eastern border of the state of Georgia and includes the City of Savannah. Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows the county sees a large number of traffic accidents each year, and its accident rate is rising rapidly.
In 2012, a total of 5,659 traffic accidents occurred in Chatham County, resulting in 1,388 injuries and 20 deaths. These numbers rose dramatically over five years, jumping to 15,806 vehicle accidents in the county in 2016, resulting in 3,760 injuries and 43 deaths. The highest number of vehicle crash deaths in the county during the five-year period between 2012 and 2016 occurred in 2015. A total of 54 people died in vehicle accidents in Chatham County that year. Almost half of the fatality accidents that year involved speeding or alcohol.
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