Crash in Albany Involving Large Truck Injures One in Albany, Georgia


November 22, 2018

ALBANY, GA- Walb.com writes that a crash took place on West Oakland Drive last Friday, November 9, 2018. The police reported that a car rear-ended a tractor-trailer. At the time of the truck accident in Albany, Georgia, the tractor-trailer, driven by 31-year-old Brandon Richards from Cairo was in the centerturn lane. According to the police report, 21-year-old Breyona Pierce from Albany was driving a Chevrolet TrailBlazer and was headed east in the right lane. The truck began to make a turn into the Magellan Fuel Depot when Pierce drove into the rear of the of the truck.*

Emergency responders had to extract Pierce from the TrailBlazer. Pierce sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported to the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for Treatment. The accident in Albany is still under investigation. 

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that over 40,000 people died in vehicle collisions in the United States in 2017. Millions more were injuredin motor vehicle accidents. Most of these tragedies are avoidable. Statistics indicate that more than 90 percent of all vehicle accidents are the result of human errors. A big factor is distracted driving. Distracted driving has been a growing problem in the United States largely because of smartphones, which drivers are often using while behind the wheel. This leads to many accidents because drivers are not watching the road ahead of them. 

While changing driver behavior proves to be a failing battle, newer types of vehicle technologies are making up for many driver failures. While the technologyto assist drivers is useful,the NSC states that drivers must still be alert as the technology is meant to assist drivers, not replace them. 

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Source:

https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/safety-topics

https://www.walb.com/2018/11/09/albany-wreck-causes-semi-truck-leak-ethanol-onto-road/

Category: Accident News

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