Thomasville Georgia State Patrol Post Releases October 2018 Traffic Data
COLQUITT COUNTY, GA. – November 3, 2018 (moultrieobserver.com) The Thomasville Post of the Georgia State Patrol has released traffic data for Colquitt County, Georgia, for the month of October, according to an online news story from moultrieobserver.com.*
The Thomasville Post investigated a total of seven traffic crashes during the month of October in Colquitt County. Of these seven crashes, one involved a fatality. A 10-year-old boy died on October 25 when a vehicle hit him and his brother as they tried to cross Thigpin Trail in Moultrie, Georgia, to board a school bus. His brother, age 7, was hospitalized with serious injuries but is expected to recover.
According to the Post 12 data, Troopers issued 26 traffic citations and 31 traffic warnings in Colquitt County during October. These included 12 citations for speeding and three citations for seat belt violations. Troopers with the Thomasville Post made no arrests during the month for driving under the influence.
Colquitt County is located in the south-central part of the state of Georgia. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety compiled crash data for Colquitt County during the years 2012 through 2016 and found surprising jumps in the number of annual vehicle accidents during this time. In 2012, 191 vehicle accidents occurred in Colquitt County. The following year, the total number of accidents jumped to 920.
However, during the next year, in 2014, 749 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. Accident numbers then stay about the same leading to 2016. From 2012 to 2016, vehicle accidents resulted on average in about 187 injuries and about 10 fatalities.
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