Accident Blocks Morning Traffic Around Augusta, Georgia
AUGUSTA, GA. – October 10, 2018 (wjbf.com) According to an online news report from wjbf.com, a vehicle accident October 10 blocked morning traffic around Augusta, Georgia.*
The accident occurred on Interstate 520 East, near mile marker 7 in Augusta. The Georgia Department of Transportation reported that one lane was blocked on the interstate. The area was expected to be clear before 9 a.m. that day. No information was reported about the cause of the accident or the number of vehicles and people involved. It is not clear whether anyone was injured. Authorities are investigating and have not yet released additional information.
Augusta is located in Richmond County on the eastern border of the state of Georgia. In 1995, the City of Augusta consolidated governments with Richmond County, forming one entity known as Augusta-Richmond County. The county has an estimated population of 202,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 20, Interstate 520, U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 25, U.S. Route 78, and U.S. Route 278.
During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, vehicle accidents in Richmond County increased dramatically, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, a total of 333 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. This number increased significantly in 2013 to 1,315 then leaped to 8,879 in 2014. By 2016, the total number of accidents in Richmond County was 9,957.
Interestingly, while the total number of accidents increased through these years, the number of fatal accidents fell. The 2012 collisions led to 40 fatalities, while the 2016 collisions led to 17 fatalities.
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