Traffic Accident Closes Part of I-75 in Cobb County, Georgia; Injuries Reported
COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by ajc.com, a traffic accident closed part of Interstate 75 in Cobb County, Georgia. Injuries were reported from the accident, and authorities are still investigating. Few details about the crash were included in the news report.*
The accident reportedly happened on Interstate 75 North during the evening commute. Georgia State Patrol and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that the crash occurred near Interstate 285 and involved two vehicles. The makes and models of the vehicles were not provided in the report, and it is not clear what caused them to collide.
The nature of the crash was not described in the news story. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that three people were injured. Their injuries were described as non-life threatening. It is unclear if they were taken to hospitals for treatment. No identifying information about the victims was released.
Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation of the accident, and Troopers did not provide further information at the time of the news report.
Cobb County is the site of thousands of vehicle accidents every year, according to information compiled by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2017, a total of 35,140 traffic crashes happened in Cobb County. Almost 12,500 injuries occurred from those accidents, as well as 53 fatalities.
More than half of the fatal accidents in Cobb County in 2017 involved either speeding or alcohol. The majority of Cobb County’s deadly traffic accidents in 2017 involved passenger vehicles, but nine involved motorcycles, and 18 involved pedestrians.
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Source:https://www.ajc.com/weather/thursday-weather-traffic-after-few-record-days-temps-start-come-down/7fBMUdltVb2BjAGp7FYUYL/ and https://gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/cobb.pdf
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