Sandy Springs, GA (October 11, 2018) – Shortly after 7:00 AM on Thursday morning commuters found themselves at a total standstill on I-285 eastbound due to a major car accident and a vehicle on fire.
The accident, which occurred near the off-ramp for Riverside Parkway, when a multi-car collision resulted in one of the vehicles bursting into flames at the scene. Fire and Rescue crews, as well as police, were on the scene for several hours. Medical treatment was administered to any who were injured as road crews attempted to move the wrecked cars so that backed up traffic could pass.
The names of those involved have not yet been released as the investigation into this massive wreck is still ongoing.
Georgia Accidents During Rush Hours
No one labors under the delusion that rush hour is a fantastic time to be on the road. Congested roadways, road construction, and other factors beyond the driver’s control can add huge chunks of time to a trip that might otherwise take mere minutes. Rush hour is also the second most dangerous time to drive, coming in right after the 6:00 PM to midnight spot which is the reigning champion thanks to alcohol consumption. When you pack eight lanes of traffic with motorists who are tired, hungry, frustrated, uncomfortable, in a hurry and some of them filled with road rage you have essentially created the perfect storm. The more metropolitan the area in which you live, and the more of a tourist destination in which you live, the likelihood of an accident during peak driving times increases exponentially.
A new look at data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded that the single most dangerous time to drive during the week is a Saturday afternoon which saw 53% more car-related fatalities than the safest day of the week, Tuesday. The next two most dangerous days to be out on the road are the two that round out the weekend, Friday followed by Sunday. Since staying off the roads during rush hour is not a feasible solution for everyone drivers need to be aware of what steps they can take to reduce their risk of being in a collision while out on the road. Staying off of your cell phone, using hands-free devices for calls and music, being aware of your surroundings and your blind spots, and making sure your vehicle is properly maintained are all small, simple, common-sense steps that you can take towards keeping our roads safe for everyone.
Accidents that happen during rush hour most likely involve several parties and a mountain of evidence. Hiring a professional, well-versed attorney to help you sort through these types of legal matters can be the difference between you reclaiming your losses and damages, and you coming out of pocket for everything the insurance companies can think of. Here at Nye Law Group we are dedicated to making sure you receive what is fair and that your rights are protected.
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Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as
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