Georgia Single Vehicle Accident Kills Three
Recently, a 22 year old from Covington was tragically killed in a single vehicle accident along with his two passengers. Georgia State Patrol reports that the 22 year old was driving a Toyota Scion when it suddenly went off of the road. The accident occurred on I-20 eastbound at about 11:24 a.m. Officials report that the Scion suddenly left the roadway, crossed over the grassy shoulder and rammed into a tree. The car then then went airborne and struck another tree on the passenger side. The catastrophic accident claimed the lives of the 22 year old driver, another 22 year old of Conyers and a 27 year old from Newborn.
Causes of Single Vehicle Accidents
Single vehicle accidents kill thousands of individuals each year. These accidents can result from any number of scenarios, but a few common circumstances continue to cause the majority of single vehicle accidents each year. These include, among others:
- Speed: Speed is one of the number one causes of single vehicle accidents that result from running off the road. Speed can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle while rounding a bend, handling slippery roads, or navigating other obstacles.
- Distracted driving: Talking on the phone, texting, emailing, eating, grooming and the like can result in a loss of focus on the road ahead. Drivers who are distracted may run off the road and collide with objects such as the median or a tree.
- Impaired driving: Driving while intoxicated sadly causes a number of single vehicle accidents each year. Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol will have impaired perception and are liable to leave the roadway or run into obstacles.
- Tired driving: Falling asleep behind the wheel, even if only for a second, is all it takes to cause a single vehicle accident. Tired drivers additionally suffer from delayed reaction times and may not swerve in time to avoid an accident.
- Hitting an object in the road: A number of single vehicle accidents occur when the driver runs into an object on the roadway, such as debris from trucks or blown out tires. This can send the vehicle careening into the median or a tree.
- Road conditions: Poorly maintained roads or roads without clear signage can result in single vehicle accidents.
- Mechanical defects: A defect with the vehicle's tires, brakes or steering can cause serious single vehicle accidents.
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