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Did fatigue, alcohol or distraction contribute to Georgia crash?

It was a tragic scene early in the morning when a young woman got a flat tire on I-20 in Georgia recently. She had pulled off to the side of the road and had called two male friends to come and help her. It was still more than two hours before the sun came up, but her two friends came to the woman's aid. As they were changing the rear tire on the driver's side of the vehicle, however, a pickup truck came by and struck both of the men.

Report: 130 Georgia motorists injured in winter-weather accidents

Drivers across Atlanta generally do not expect that a drive home from work or a quick trip to the grocery store could end with a serious accident. But many motorists in the area were caught off guard recently when snow and ice turned some Georgia roads into skating rinks. Drivers in many southern states are not accustomed to driving in these types of conditions, so it is not all that surprising that a number of people were involved in serious car accidents recently.

Georgia State Patrol cracks down on unsafe driving this holiday

Many of us are eager to relax and celebrate with loved ones this holiday season. Our calendars may already be full of parties, family dinners, shopping trips and vacations. But as we head out to celebrate or tackle our shopping lists, it is crucial that we stay focused on staying safe when we get behind the wheel.

Even seemingly minor car accidents can yield serious injuries

We've previously discussed in this blog car and truck accidents in which those impacted suffered serious or even fatal injuries. Thankfully, the majority of car accidents are not deemed serious and do not result in those drivers and passengers impacted suffering the types of injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. Even seemingly minor injuries, however, are often painful and can adversely impact an individual's ability to perform everyday tasks.

Driving drowsy may be as dangerous as driving drunk

According to several separate studies, drowsy driving in Georgia and across the nation can be as problematic as drinking and driving. One woman told her story of dozing off behind the wheel. She remembers feeling drowsy, but she didn't think she'd fall asleep. The next thing she knew, she had flipped her car onto the side of the road. Because she was in a dark, rural area, no vehicles passing by could see her after the car accident. She lay in the car for hours waiting for help.

Two students on their way to school involved with semi collision

Georgia drivers involved in an accident may be able to find out in a hurry just how fast expenses can pile up. Two North Oconee High School students were injured Aug. 15 when their Nissan Altima was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer. The Georgia State Patrol reported the Nissan driver, a 17-year-old Bogart resident, was traveling eastbound on Georgia Highway 53 at 8 a.m. While trying to turn left into the school parking lot he collided with the semi, which was traveling westbound.

Teens prone to car accidents, can be expensive to insure

Georgia parents looking to purchase automobile insurance for their teenage children may be shocked by the sticker price. Insuring teenage drivers can cost parents a small fortune due to the extraordinary amount of car accidents that involve teenage drivers.

Man will likely be charged following accident

A Georgia man is expected to be charged with vehicular homicide more than two months after being involved in an accident. The car accident resulted in the death of a 70-year-old man. The state is in the process of determining whether to charge the man who caused the accident with felony vehicular homicide or a misdemeanor.

Georgia Police investigate cause of seven-car crash

A seven-car accident on Highway 20/Knox Bridge Highway on April 12 left several cars with major damage. Georgia State Police are investigating the cause of the car crash. No one appeared to be seriously injured.Emergency responders arrived on the scene to find a pileup involving a Ford pickup truck, Kia Optima, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Scion, Mazda 3 and a BMW. The BMW, Kia and Corolla suffered major damage while the remaining cars only had minor damage. The driver and passenger of the BMW were on their way to a memorial service at nearby Georgia National Cemetery at the time of the accident. Emergency personnel took them to the service after they were checked for injuries and provided statements to police.

Six injuries reported in multi-vehicle accident in GA

According to law enforcement officials, six people were injured in a three-vehicle collision that took place in Dougherty County. The incident occurred on the morning of April 3 on Sylvester Road. The vehicles involved in the car accident were a Chevrolet Tahoe, a Ford Taurus and a Chevrolet Silverado. Investigators stated that the Tahoe was traveling south on County Line Road and was crossing Sylvester Road when it struck the driver's side of the Taurus. The Taurus had been traveling east on Sylvester Road at the time. The Tahoe then struck the Silverado, which was stopped at a stop sign on County Line Road. The Tahoe rolled over as a result of this car accident. Two passengers in the Taurus and four in the Tahoe were injured, but the severity of their injuries was not known. Law enforcement officials have charged the Tahoe's driver with failure to yield.

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