Three Individuals Sustain Injuries in Multiple-Vehicle Accident Resulting in the Closure of Browns Bridge Road
HALL COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at gainesvilletimes.com, three individuals sustained injuries following a multiple-vehicle accident earlier this week.*
Browns Bridge Road was closed for several hours while emergency personnel worked the scene located in the area of Flat Creek Drive close to the former Mincey Marble plant.
A man, aged 29 from Lithonia, Georgia was operating a Dodge Journey when he went over the center line and hit into a tractor-trailer, per the Georgia State Patrol. The Dodge Journey then slammed into a Chevrolet Cavalier operated by a 22-year-old man from Cumming, Georgia. Wreckage from the accident then struck a Ram 1500 pickup truck operated by a 43-year-old man from Cumming, Georgia. The 29-year-old’s passenger, a 35-year-old woman, as well as the 22-year-old man were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Since the accident, the 29-year-old as well as the 35-year-old woman were discharged from the hospital. The 22-year-old is listed as in fair condition and remains hospitalized.
Multiple vehicles can occur in a variety of situations however, they most commonly occur at heavily trafficked intersections and on highways. There are several causes of multiple-vehicle accidents, of which are as follows:
- Inclement weather. Multiple-vehicle accidents are common when drivers fail to reduce their speed to accommodate for hazardous road conditions caused by heavy rain, snow and ice.
- Speeding. A driver’s reaction time is greatly compromised when he or she exceeds the speed limit. This increases the likelihood that when a vehicle is struck, it then cross paths with other vehicles on the roadway, causing further collisions.
- Impairment due to drugs or alcohol. A driver who is impaired has a reduced reaction time as well as compromised concentration and judgment. This may lead the intoxicated driver to drift in and out of lanes, potentially hitting into multiple-vehicles.
- Driving while tired. A fatigued driver faces the same difficulties in terms of a lack of concentration, judgment and reaction time as that of a drunk driver. A tired driver is likely to cause a rear-end collision which can set off a chain reaction of accidents. They can also drift in and out of lanes, hitting multiple vehicles.
- Distracted driving. Driving while texting, eating drinking, fiddling with a radio or GPS device, or talking on a cellphone can lead to a driver hitting into other drivers, creating a multiple-vehicle accident.
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