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December 2014 Archives

2 women seriously injured in head-on collision

Around noon on Dec. 25, the Georgia State Patrol was on the scene of a car accident that occurred close to the Grady, Mitchell County Line. A 40-year-old woman and her 81-year-old mother suffered serious but undisclosed injuries in the crash, and responders transported the women to a Thomasville hospital.

Tractor-trailor collision in Georgia leaves trucker dead

According to authorities, an accident on Highway 53 involving a tractor-trailer hauling chicken feed fatally wounded a man from Oakwood. The Dec. 18 incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. just east of Dawsonville. Two other people were injured and taken to local hospitals.

Avoiding injuries in a Georgia car crash

In the aftermath of a car accident, there are several types of injuries an individual may suffer from. However, many of these injuries are preventable. For instance, injuries to the hands and face may be prevented through proper use of a seat belt or other restraint system within the car. Passengers may also be able to protect themselves against scrapes and bruises by learning how to cover themselves during a crash.

Georgia motorcyclist killed in collision

A Nov. 30 traffic accident reportedly claimed the life of a 24-year-old motorcyclist. According to authorities, the crash occurred in Buckhead, where county officials have charged a driver suspected to be involved in the crash with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield the right of way.

Driverless Cars And Safe Driving Practices

If every car were driven by a computer, rather than a human driver, it is possible that a relatively simple set of rules could control vehicle behavior. Human drivers do not have the luxury of assuming that pedestrians, other motorists and conditions will behave in predictable ways. Google's testing of driverless vehicles has led to some interesting insights about what it takes to get around safely and efficiently on today's roadways.

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