Crash in Clayton County Causes Traffic Delays for Metro Commuters


October 19, 2018

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – October 17, 2018 (ajc.com) A car crash in Clayton County, Georgia, caused traffic delays for commuters in the Atlanta metro area October 17, according to an online news report from ajc.com.*

The accident occurred in the morning hours of October 17 at Interstate 75 South and Ga. 19. Delays were reported back to Interstate 285. It is not clear how many vehicles or people were involved. There is no report yet on the cause of the wreck or whether anyone was injured. Drivers were encouraged to use alternate routes at the time to try to avoid the area. 

Clayton County is located in the north-central part of the state of Georgia. It has an estimated population of more than 285,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75, Interstate 85, Interstate 285, and Interstate 675. 

Clayton County has seen a significant increase in vehicle accidents during the last several years, according to information compiled by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, the county was the site of 8,185 vehicle accidents. Those numbers rose in 2013 — 9,186 total accidents, 2,218 injuries, and 26 deaths — then fell again in 2014 — 8,989 total accidents, 2,199 injuries, and 21 deaths.

However, in 2015, accident totals and injuries saw a big jump. More than 11,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Clayton County in 2015, resulting in 2,717 injuries and 26 deaths. By 2016, accident numbers had risen to 13,688. The accidents in 2016 led to almost 3,500 injuries and nearly 50 deaths. 

It is our hope that being armed with the knowledge as to how car accidents occur, in addition to the extensive tips provided by Montlick & Associates’ award winning community service programs such as iridesafe.com, can help keep you and your family safe while traveling on Georgia roadways. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or a family member are hurt because of someone else's negligence, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

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