I-20 Vehicle Accident Disrupts Morning Traffic in Douglas County, Georgia


November 01, 2018

DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA. – October 31, 2018 (11alive.com) According to an online news report from 11alive.com, a vehicle accident on Interstate 20 disrupted morning traffic October 31 in Douglas County, Georgia.*

The accident occurred around 7 a.m. on October 31 in the area of Thornton Road on I-20 East in Douglas County. Reports indicated the accident involved several cars, but it is not clear exactly how many. It is also not clear how the crash occurred. No information about injuries was reported. 

The accident backed up traffic along I-20 East due to several lanes being blocked. Travel time between Fairburn Road and the Perimeter was estimated at 40 minutes and was expected to become worse throughout the rush hour. No additional information has been reported about the accident at this time.

Douglas County is located in the north-central part of the state of Georgia. The county has an estimated population of 144,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 20, U.S. Route 78, and U.S. Route 278. 

Vehicle accidents in Douglas County have risen during the last several years, according to data compiled by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, a total of 2,649 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. These accidents led to 914 injuries and 21 deaths. Total accidents increased slightly during the next two years, while the number of traffic fatalities decreased to 19 in 2013 and to 12 in 2014.

However, by 2015, vehicle accidents in Douglas County had jumped to 3,352, causing 883 injuries and 22 deaths. Total accidents climbed to almost 5,000 in 2016, resulting in 1,325 injuries and 21 deaths. About half of the fatal crashes in Douglas County during these years were related to speeding or alcohol. 

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