Two People Injured in Vehicle Wreck in Thomas County, Georgia
THOMAS COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from wctv.com, two people were injured in a vehicle wreck in Thomas County, Georgia. The people have not been identified.*
A sedan was traveling on Highway 84 in Thomas County. The driver of the sedan lost control of the vehicle near Cairo, Georgia, and crossed over the median, then struck a pickup truck head-on. It is not yet clear what caused the sedan driver to lose control.
The drivers of both vehicles, who have not been identified by officials, were injured and transported to a local for treatment. The extent of their injuries and their current medical conditions are not known.
Highway 84 was shut down temporarily after the crash. Georgia State Patrol is investigating and has not reported additional information at this time.
Thomas County is located on the southern border of the state of Georgia. It has a population of approximately 45,000, and its major roadways include U.S. Route 19, U.S. Route 84, and U.S. Route 319.
According to data collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Thomas County have yo-yoed during the last several years. In 2012, a total of 1,406 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. That number steadily dropped during the next three years, coming down to 935 total vehicle accidents in 2015. In 2016, however, the number of accidents in Thomas County jumped back up to 1,497. These accidents led to 398 injuries.
During a five-year period between 2012 and 2016, the highest number of fatal vehicle accidents occurred in 2016, when 10 people died in motor vehicle crashes. Two of the fatal accidents that year were related to excessive speeding.
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