FedEx Trucks Collide in Cobb County, Georgia
COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from wsiltv.com, two FedEx trucks crashed into each other in Cobb County, Georgia, on November 26. The crash resulted in packages that were on the delivery vehicles spilling out onto the interstate where the wreck occurred.*
The trucks were both traveling southbound on Interstate 75 in Cobb County and reportedly sideswiped each other on the afternoon of November 26. The crash occurred near Barrett Parkway, and the impact caused packages to spill from at least one of the trucks out onto the interstate. The packages were moved out of the lanes of travel and onto the shoulder, and one lane of the interstate was shut down.
The drivers have not been identified, and it does not appear either was injured. Anyone who might have had a package moving on a FedEx truck through Georgia on this day should check tracking information to see if the delivery will be affected by the wreck.
Cobb County is located in the northwestern part of the state of Georgia and has an estimated population of 755,000. It is the third-most populated county in the state, and its county seat is Marietta.
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Cobb County is the site of numerous vehicle accidents each year, with an increase in these accidents occurring during the span of several years. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety collected data on accidents in the county from 2012 to 2016. In 2012, a total of 11,767 vehicle accidents occurred in Cobb County, leading to 2,860 injuries and 47 deaths.
By 2016, those numbers had increased to 34,985 total accidents, 8,470 injuries, and 59 deaths. During both 2012 and 2016, more than half of the fatality accidents in Cobb County were related to speeding or alcohol consumption.
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