Vehicle Wreck Downs Power Pole in Alpharetta, Georgia
The accident occurred overnight leading into October 23. A car reportedly crashed into and knocked down a power pole at the intersection of Highway 9 and Mayfield Road in Alpharetta. It is not clear how the crash occurred or whether anyone was injured. It seems only one vehicle was involved. The road remained closed around the intersection until about 12:30 p.m. on October 23 and disrupted morning rush-hour traffic in the area.
Local authorities are investigating the accident and have not released additional information at this time. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified.
Alpharetta is located in Fulton County, Georgia. Fulton County includes Atlanta and has a large population — estimated at more than 1 million — with vehicle accident numbers reflective of the large population. 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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