Cargo Train Derails in Garden City, Georgia
GARDEN CITY, GA. – According to an online news story from wjcl.com, a cargo train derailed in Garden City, Georgia. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.*
The accident occurred near Big Hill Road and Wheat Hill Road in Garden City. A cargo train somehow derailed, causing both directions of Big Hill and Wheat Hill to close. No injuries were reported to the train crew or anyone else in the vicinity of the derailment.
Police in Garden City were encouraging drivers to stay away from the area to avoid delays and to allow crews to investigate the accident. No additional information has been reported about the incident at this time.
Garden City is located in Chatham County on the eastern border of the state of Georgia. The county also includes the City of Savannah. Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows the county sees a large number of traffic accidents each year, and its accident rate is rising rapidly.
In 2012, a total of 5,659 traffic accidents occurred in Chatham County, resulting in 1,388 injuries and 20 deaths. These numbers rose dramatically over five years, jumping to 15,806 vehicle accidents in the county in 2016, resulting in 3,760 injuries and 43 deaths. The highest number of vehicle crash deaths in the county during the five-year period between 2012 and 2016 occurred in 2015. A total of 54 people died in vehicle accidents in Chatham County that year. Almost half of the fatality accidents that year involved speeding or alcohol.
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Source:https://www.wjcl.com/article/breaking-a-train-derailment-shuts-down-traffic-in-garden-city/25403165 and https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/chatham.pdf