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One Person Dies as Vehicle is Engulfed in Flames in Glynn County Accident

August 17, 2019

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA – According to an online news article published by, law enforcement officials, including both police and the fire department, were unable to save a person trapped in a vehicle following a 2-vehicle accident.*

An afternoon accident in Glynn County left one victim dead, and the condition of the other individual(s) involved in the accident is unknown. Glynn County Police responded to a 2-vehicle crash in the 200 block of King Cotton Road.  Upon arrival, one of the vehicles was engulfed in flames, with a person trapped inside.  Despite their best efforts, officers and the fire department were unable to save the person but were eventually able to put out the fire.

Police are not releasing the make or model of the vehicles involved or any information about the individuals involved in the accident at this time. The Glynn County Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is seeking to determine the cause of the accident. Anyone with information about the accident is encouraged to come forward. 

Most “Average” Drivers Will Be Involved in One or More Traffic Accidents During Their Lifetime

Those who have not been involved in a traffic accident may consider themselves lucky.  Traffic accidents are extremely common, and many of them do not result in any serious physical injuries.  Car insurance estimates indicate that “you will file a claim for a collision about once every 17.9 years” if you are an “average driver,” which most people are. As such, during a lifetime, the average driver will have 3 to 4 accidents.

Accidents can be as minor as scraping a vehicle in a parking garage or can be catastrophic, such as a highway accident involving a tractor-trailer. However, “chances are [that the accidents average drivers are involved in] won’t be deadly.”  Each year, there are approximately 10 million accidents ranging from parking lot dings to multi-car pileups.  According to the National Safety Council, in 2009, only 3 out of every 1,000 traffic accidents resulted in a fatality.

While few accidents result in fatalities, traffic accidents are still very costly as more than 2 million people are injured in car accidents each year. “In 2010, the average claim for injuries to cover both the insured driver and others involved in the crash had risen to $23,450,” which the Insurance Research Council believes is in large part due to rising medical costs.

Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at

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