Multi-vehicular Accident on Quacco Road in Savannah, Georgia (GA)
Quacco Road Finally Cleared After an Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles, Including a Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle
Savannah, GA – According to wtoc.com, emergency personnel cleared the scene of a multi-vehicular accident on Quacco Road involving a Chatham County Sherriff’s Office Vehicle on Monday morning.*
The accident happened on Quacco Road on Monday, occurring at approximately 7:30 a.m. at the 800 block of Quacco Road close to the entrance of the Regency 2 Mobile Home Park. There were 4 vehicles involved in the accident. A Chatham County officer who arrived at the scene informed the news agency that all of the occupants of the 4 vehicles were transported to a local hospital after sustaining minor injuries. All are expected to recover. As a result of the accident, Quacco Road was blocked to traffic as emergency personnel worked to clear the accident site, including the wreckage. The accident has since been cleared and all of the road’s lanes are back open to vehicles.
Chatham County Police, Chatham Fire Rescue, and Chatham Ems as well as the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office were all called to the scene and were present. The cause of the accident remains unknown and is currently under investigation. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
Vehicular accidents involving police cars is a significant and increasing problem across the United States. Because police are typically travelling at higher than average rates of speed than regular non-police related vehicles, accidents and even fatalities can and often do occur as a result. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s examination of vehicular crashes involving police vehicles, a person is killed in a police pursuit crash each day. Additionally, each year, there are around three hundred deaths in the United states that happen during a police pursuit. Moreover, about thirty percent of the deaths occur to those who are around the area of the pursuit but are not subject to same. Overall, police officers are two times more likely to be involved in a vehicular accident than the general public.
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Sources:http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/11/crash-closes-portion-quacco-road-savannah/ and https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/hs809730.pdf
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