Serious accident shuts down interstate 75N in Cartersville
CARTERSVILLE, GA - According to an online report from CBS46.com, a serious motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 75 late Saturday afternoon.*
The motor vehicle accident involved three motor vehicles and resulted in the closure of the northbound lanes of Interstate 75. The accident happened close to Exit 288 in Cartersville, Georgia. Law enforcement began clearing the accident shortly after being dispatched and taking statements.
11Alive.com published a news story about how Interstate 75 is the most dangerous interstate in the State of Georgia. Their conclusion is based on an analysis of three years’ worth of car accident fatality reports in the State of Georgia. The data collected and analyzed is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
Georgia’s stretch of I-75 had over 110 fatalities during the summer months during the three year period. The second and third most dangerous interstates had far fewer traffic fatalists during the same time period. The second most dangerous interstate, I-20, had about 55 deaths. The third most deadly interstate in Georgia, I-16, had about 35 deaths.
The State of Florida Florida had the highest number of traffic fatalities on during the same time period, according to the NHTSA research. In Florida, I-10 lead the state in fatal accidents at 160 deaths. That total number of fatalities was the highest number of deaths on the study's single road list. I-95, which runs through the State of Georgia, is one of the three deadliest summer highways in eight states along the East coast.
According to the a Tweet from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “Driving 70 instead of 65 saves a driver at best 6½ minutes on a 100-mile trip.”
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