RV Crashes into Ditch on I-285 in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GA. – October 4, 2018 (11alive.com) According to an online report from 11alive.com, a recreational vehicle crashed into a ditch on Interstate 285 in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 4.*
The crash occurred in the afternoon of October 4. An RV traveling on Interstate 285 somehow rolled into a ditch off of the interstate at the intersection with Cascade Road Southwest. It is not clear how the incident occurred. The driver of the RV has not been identified, and no information about injuries was reported.
Atlanta officials, including the Atlanta Fire Department, responded to the scene. Part of the intersection of I-285 and Cascade Road SW was blocked as crews worked to turn the RV back upright and clear the scene. No additional information has been reported 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. Fatal accidents in 2016 involved 15 motorcyclists and 41 pedestrians.
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. The fatal accidents that year involved 13 motorcyclists and 28 pedestrians.
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