Woman Hospitalized After Flipping Car in Sandy Springs, Georgia


October 09, 2018

SANDY SPRINGS, GA. – October 5, 2018 (patch.com) According to an online report from patch.com, a woman was hospitalized after flipping her car October 4 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.*

On October 4, 31-year-old Zahide Rodriguez was driving an Acura eastbound on Johnson Ferry Road, when her vehicle left the roadway and hit an embankment. Upon impact with the embankment, Rodriguez’s vehicle went airborne, overturned, and stopped on its roof near the front of the Abernathy Arts Center in Sandy Springs

The Sandy Springs Police Department and fire crews responded to the scene. Rodriguez was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. Sandy Springs Police spokesperson Sgt. Sam Worsham said Rodriguez was “stable and expected to survive.” 

It is not yet clear why the accident occurred. Rodriguez was charged with failure to maintain a lane. She was the only person in the vehicle, and no other cars were involved. 

Sandy Springs is located in Fulton County. 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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