Two People Tragically Die in Accident on Interstate 95 in McIntosh County, Georgia
MCINTOSH COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at wtoc.com, two people from South Carolina, a mother and daughter, have died in an accident that occurred on Interstate 95 in McIntosh County, Georgia.*
The accident occurred close to mile marker 61 in the early morning hours earlier this week. The 61stmile marker is located past the Georgia Highway 17 exit.
Per the Georgia State Patrol, two people died in the accident. One woman is confirmed deceased while the gender of the other victim is not known at this time.
The sheriff for McIntosh County confirms that five vehicles were involved in the wreck. In addition to the two deaths, one other individual sustained critical injuries in the crash.
The incident caused traffic delays for several hours. The southerly lanes of Interstate 95 was opened up once again to traffic in the late morning.
In light of the above, there are several common causes of multi-vehicle accidents, the top three of which are as follows:
·Poor weather conditions. Adverse weather conditions can lead to low visibility where some motorists are not able to adjust to the conditions of the roadway. This leads drivers to not give themselves enough room between vehicles to respond to weather conditions that can lead to hazardous road conditions.
·Distracted driving. Distracted driving, whether someone is using their cellphone, eating, grooming, etc. According to nationwide statistics, there are over 3,000 killed and more than 400,000 people who are injured due to distracted driving, which can lead to multi-vehicle accidents.
·Driver fatigue and operating a vehicle while impaired. Drunk driving and driving while fatigued are similar in that they impair one’s ability to react to different to a variety of driving conditions.
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