Passenger of Convertible Dies in Cherokee County, Georgia Crash
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – October 12, 2018 (ajc.com) According to an online news report from ajc.com, the passenger of a convertible died in an October 11 vehicle crash in Cherokee County, Georgia. The driver was hospitalized after the crash.*
At approximately 5 p.m. on October 11, 34-year-old Jonathan Harris, of Woodstock, Georgia, was driving a BMW convertible on Bells Ferry Road in Acworth, Georgia. Near Robin Road, Harris lost control of the vehicle and crashed off of the roadway.
Harris was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with reportedly non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the BMW, 42-year-old Gary Bullard, of Woodstock, was ejected from the vehicle and also transported to WellStar Kennestone. Bullard later died of his injuries.
It is not yet clear what caused Harris to lose control of the vehicle. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision, and charges are pending the results of the office’s findings. No additional information has been released at this time.
Traffic accidents in Cherokee County are on the rise, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, 3,067 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 785 injuries and 18 deaths. By 2016, the total number of accidents more than doubled, growing to 6,646. These accidents led to 1,427 injuries and seven deaths.
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest rate of vehicle crash deaths among high-income countries in the world. The fatal crash rates in the U.S. are highest when measured both by population (10.3 deaths per every 100,000 people) and by registered vehicles ( 1.24 deaths per every 10,000 registered vehicles). The U.S. also has the fifth-highest rate of motor vehicle deaths based on miles traveled (1.10 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled).
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