Coweta County Wreck Results in Death to Woman, Injuries to Two Children
COWETA COUNTY, GA. – October 22, 2018 (times-herald.com) A vehicle wreck on October 22 in Coweta County, Georgia, resulted in the tragic death of one woman and injuries to two children, according to an online news story from times-herald.com.*
The crash occurred in the early morning hours of October 22 on Interstate 85 in Coweta County. Near mile marker 53, 43-year-old Cheryl Green, of Hogansville, Georgia, lost control of the truck she was driving and crashed. No other vehicles were involved. Green was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. She died at the scene.
A front seat passenger in the truck, who has not been identified, was not injured. Two unidentified minor children were riding in the back seat of the truck and were transported to Egleston Children’s Hospital with minor injuries. One of the passengers told Georgia State Patrol Troopers that Green had fallen asleep. Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate. Troopers do not believe alcohol played a role in the crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle crashes in the United States are the leading cause of death for children ages 2 to 14 years. As cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 663 children ages 12 and younger died in motor vehicle accidents in 2015. In 2014, more than 121,000 children 12 years or younger were injured in vehicle accidents.
In addition, a news report from NPR indicates 20 percent of children involved in serious car accidents between 2010 and 2014 were not properly restrained or were not wearing a seat belt. More than 40 percent of children who died in vehicle accidents from 2010 to 2014 were not properly restrained or were not wearing a seat belt.
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