Wreck Results in Vehicle Fire in Cherokee County, Georgia


December 24, 2018

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – A wreck in Cherokee County, Georgia, resulted in a vehicle fire, according to an online news story at ajc.com. Few details about the crash are currently available.*

It is not yet clear what caused the accident. A collision occurred in the westbound lanes of Towne Lake Parkway in Cherokee County. The circumstances of the crash were not reported. After impact, a vehicle fire broke out. It is not clear how many vehicles were involved, and no information about injuries was reported.

All of the westbound lanes were shut down on Towne Lake Parkway after the crash, causing traffic delays in the area. Investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been reported at this time. 

Cherokee County is located in the north-central part of the state of Georgia. The county has an estimated population of approximately 242,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75, Interstate 575, State Route 5, and State Route 140. 

According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Cherokee County are on the rise. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of crashes in the county more than doubled. The number of injuries from those accidents also nearly doubled. However, the number of fatality accidents seems to be trending down. 

In 2012, 18 fatality vehicle accidents occurred in Cherokee County. That number lowered to 16 in 2013, then to 12 in both 2014 and 2015. By 2016, the number of fatality accidents was down to seven. Most fatal accidents in the county are related to speeding or alcohol or both. 

Accident News is an archive of select Georgia accidents, 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 Montlick.com.  For more information about Montlick & Associates’ award-winning public service programs click here.  

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Source:

https://www.ajc.com/weather/thursday-weather-traffic-cloudy-ahead-very-wet-friday/3EaUuhvMAy6UXTnnXQJd6K/
https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/cherokee.pdf

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