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Woman Died in Head-On Collision on GA. 20 Highway

November 19, 2018

COOSA- writes that a woman from Rome who was moving to Alabama tragically died from injuries that she suffered in a car crash on Ga. 20. The Georgia State Patrol reports that the victim, 62-year-old Vanessa Ruth Johnson, was heading west on Ga. 20 and struck another vehicle head-on.*

The other driver was identified as 22-year-old Amber Earson. The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. the intersection with Lake Park close to a nearby BP convenience store. BY 10:30 p.m., the coroner declared Johnson dead. 

Earson sustained injuries and was transported to the Floyd Medical Center where she received treatment and was later released. 

Head-on collisions involve incredible force, andthey often end in fatalities. Additionally, these crashes can happen quickly without much warning. This makes it difficult for people traveling in the opposite direction to avoid the accident. 

Studies indicate that once vehicles are traveling at or above 43 miles per hour, the chances of people surviving these crashes decreases drastically. One potential engineering solution to prevent the most serious types of head-on collisions is designing roadways with higher speed limits with medians or barriers placed between the traffic heading in opposite directions. 

Drivers can increase their own safety by avoiding roadways with speed limits higher than 40 miles per hour unless the road has a median or some form of barrier. 

On undivided roads, it only takes a second of being distracted for a driver to veer across the center line and cause a devastating crash. Drivers should be cautiousand alert, but even that will not prevent a crash if a driver is unlucky enough to be in the path of another driver who enters theirlane. 

Accident News is an archive of select Georgia car crashes, designed to alert and educate drivers, to help them avoid the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes.  If you or a family member are injured in an accident, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at  For more information about Montlick & Associates’ award-winning public service programs click here.  

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