Wreck in Walker County, Georgia, Kills One, Injures One
WALKER COUNTY, GA. – A vehicle wreck in Walker County, Georgia, killed one person and injured one person, according to an online news report from wdef.com.*
A vehicle traveling on Old Trion Road in Walker County left the roadway and hit a tree. It is not yet clear how the crash occurred. The driver died in the wreck, and a passenger was airlifted from the scene to a local hospital. Neither has been identified, and the passenger’s current medical condition is not known.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Georgia State Patrol is currently investigating the collision, and no additional information has been released at this time.
According to traffic data from the Georgia Department of Transportation for 2017 and the majority of 2018, Georgia looks to be reversing course on fatal car accidents. Recently, the state set a target goal of 41 fewer traffic deaths every year in the state, and the Georgia DOT has since been tracking the state’s progress in meeting the goal.
In 2017, the state did not meet the goal. Georgia was on a path of rising traffic deaths coming out of 2015 and 2016, during which 1,432 and 1,561 people died in car accidents in the state, respectively. Fatality numbers dropped slightly in 2017, according to the DOT’s most recent figures calculated in early 2018. A total of 1,549 people died in Georgia traffic accidents during 2017, which represents only 12 fewer deaths, rather than the targeted 41.
However, the state looks to make the goal and potentially exceed it in 2018, based on figures available at this time from the Georgia DOT. So far in 2018, the DOT shows 1,198 traffic fatalities on Georgia roads. The number is still above the 10-year low of 1,170 (in 2014), but it signals progress for the state.
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