Wreck on I-20 Causes Major Delays in Atlanta Area


September 09, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – September 6, 2018 (11alive.com) According to an online news report from 11alive.com, a wreck on Interstate 20 the morning of September 6 caused major delays for commuters in the Atlanta area. 

The crash occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m., right as the morning rush hour began. The far left lane of I-20 West was closed because of the wreck, causing backups on I-20 at Wesley Chapel Road to Highway 139. Some drivers reported a delay of more than one hour in getting to their destinations. Traffic at this time was moving around 18 mph.

No details were reported about the cause or nature of the crash. It is not clear how many vehicles or people were involved, and no reports were provided about whether any injuries occurred as a result of the crash. Atlanta authorities are investigating and have not released updated information at this time. 

Atlanta is located in Fulton County and extends partially into DeKalb County, Georgia. Fulton County has a large population — estimated at more than 1 million — and has vehicle accident numbers to match. In 2016, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, nearly 61,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Fulton County. These vehicle accidents led to 12,875 injuries and 129 deaths. 

During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, Fulton County had a major jump in vehicle collisions. In 2012, a total of 22,275 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 4,498 injuries and 77 deaths. By 2015, the number of accidents had grown well above 50,000, with fatality accidents reaching above 100. 

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