Tractor-Trailer, Pickup Collide in Columbia County, Georgia
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA. – October 29, 2018 (augustachronicle.com) According to an online news report from augustachronicle.com, a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck collided October 29 in Columbia County, Georgia.*
The accident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on October 29. A tractor-trailer and a pickup truck were involved in a collision on Columbia Road, near the Kroger in Columbia County. Officials reported that at least one person was injured, but the full extent of injuries was not available. Neither of the drivers has been identified at this time, and it is not clear what caused the crash.
The accident blocked both westbound lanes of Columbia Road while crews investigated and cleared the wreckage. Columbia County authorities are investigating and have not released additional information at this time.
Columbia County is located on the eastern border of the state of Georgia and has an estimated population of 147,000. Interstate 20 is a major roadway running through the county, along with U.S. Route 78, U.S. Route 221, and U.S. Route 278.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Columbia County has seen a large jump in vehicle accidents during the last several years. In 2012, 373 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 63 injuries and eight fatalities. These numbers remained relatively steady during the next three years: 336 accidents in 2013 with 47 injuries and 10 fatalities; 379 accidents in 2014 with 50 injuries and seven fatalities; and 353 accidents in 2015 with 49 injuries and 15 fatalities.
However, in 2016, the number of vehicle accidents in Columbia County skyrocketed to 4,051. From these accidents, 972 people were injured, and 17 people died. More than half of the fatal accidents that year were related to alcohol or speeding.
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