Multiple Injuries Reported in Vehicle Collision in Augusta, Georgia
AUGUSTA, GA. – As published in an online news story from wrdw.com, multiple injuries were reported from a vehicle collision that took place in Augusta, Georgia. Few details about the accident have been released to the public at this time.*
The crash occurred on Interstate 20. It is not clear what side of the interstate was involved, but multiple vehicles somehow crashed near the Warren Road Bridge. Richmond County Dispatch says several people were injured, but officials did not provide any information about the extent of injuries or current conditions.
Descriptions of the vehicles involved were not released, and authorities have not yet identified a cause for the crash. Two lanes of the interstate were blocked after the collision. The accident is still under investigation.
The City of Augusta is located in Richmond County, Georgia, on the eastern state border. Approximately 202,000 people live in Richmond County, and the county’s biggest roadways include Interstate 20, Interstate 520, U.S. Route 1.
Information from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows that traffic crashes in Richmond County rose significantly from 2012 to 2016. In the year 2012, around 300 vehicle crashes happened inside the county. Over the next two years, the total number of accidents climbed dramatically to more than 1,300 in 2013 and nearly 9,000 in 2014. In 2016, traffic accident totals were approaching 10,000 annually for Richmond County.
Despite the unbelievable rise in accidents overall, traffic fatalities counterintuitively dropped in Richmond County between 2012 and 2016. In 2012, 40 people died in traffic crashes in the county. In 2016, 17 people died in vehicle crashes.
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