Young Girl Critically Injured in Dade County, GA, Multi-Vehicle Crash
DADE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from wdef.com, a young girl was critically injured in a multi-vehicle wreck that occurred November 17 in Dade County, Georgia. The wreck involved a total of five vehicles.*
The crash occurred at approximately noon on November 17 on Interstate 24 in Dade County. At Exit 169 (Wildwood), a Roll-back tow truck that was hauling two vehicles struck a van. The van then collided with three additional vehicles before coming to a rest.
The van was carrying a family, and emergency responders found an unresponsive juvenile female inside when they arrived on scene. She was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Her age, name, and current medical condition have not been reported.
The driver of the tow truck has not been identified, nor have any of the other drivers involved in the crash. It is not yet clear what caused the truck to hit the van. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol are investigating.
Dade County is located in northwest corner of the state of Georgia. The county has an estimated population of 16,200, and its major roadways include Interstate 24, Interstate 59, U.S. Route 11, and State Route 136.
Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows vehicle accidents in Dade County have remained relatively steady in the last several years. In 2012, a total of 359 vehicle crashes occurred in the county, leading to 128 injuries and seven fatalities. The total number of accidents increased the following year to 425, but fatal crashes dropped to four.
Accident numbers in 2014 and 2015 decreased then increased. Fatal crashes climbed back to six in 2014, despite the total accidents declining by 125. In 2016, Dade County saw 372 accidents, which led to 105 injuries and three deaths.
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