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Drunk driving accident kills man on his way to work

Traffic in Georgia seems to have reached an all time high in the last week. Roadways are packed with people driving up from Florida in order to get out of the path of Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, with more people on the roads, small accidents are taking a greater toll on the flow of traffic. The increased number of drivers also means that drunk driving accidents are more likely to cause serious harm. 

Last Saturday a young father was killed by a drunk driver. The victim's car was T-boned at an intersection on his commute to work. After the accident, the driver of the other vehicle was arrested. He has been charged with DUI and driving without a license.

Georgia car accident takes the life of a mother of 5

Recently, the lives of five children were changed forever. Their mother was killed in a car accident on Georgia Interstate 85 South. The crash was caused by a man pulling in front of a semi-truck and forcing it to stop suddenly in the middle of the road.

The driver believed to have been at fault reportedly pulled in front of the semi-truck after a rock, which he believed came from the back of the truck, cracked his windshield. After pulling in front of the truck he proceeded to stop his vehicle while still on the interstate. This forced the truck to stop as well. Unfortunately, the victim did not have enough time to react and her car slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Drunk driving accident kills Georgia motorcyclist

Large cities never truly sleep, and cities in Georgia are no exception. There is a constant flow of traffic at all hours of the night and day, although some hours are certainly more active than others. Unfortunately, that also means that car accidents can occur at all times for a variety of reasons. Accidents caused by drunk driving are not an uncommon cause of late night traffic jams.

These accidents, while always terrible occurrences, are made worse when lives are lost. Such was the case in Georgia on August 24th around 4 a.m. when a motorcyclist was struck by a car at an intersection. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. 

1 dead in Georgia car accident

One person is dead and three others were injured following a serious crash on I-75. Georgia State Patrol have confirmed that the car accident, which involved two passenger vehicles, led to the death of one unidentified individual. So far, they have not filed charges against the driver involved in the accident. 

The accident report is not complete as police are still investigating, but it has been confirmed that the driver of a pickup truck with four occupants had pulled over onto the left shoulder HOV lane in order to change a tire. At this point, a second vehicle crashed into the stopped vehicle, striking one of the people attempting the tire change. That individual was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical personnel. 

Understanding social security disability insurance

The government provides assistance to various types of people in need. For individuals who have limiting conditions, social security disability insurance may be available.

If you or a loved one is seeking social security disability, there are a few key things you need to understand in an effort to make the process as smooth as possible.

Serious car accident injures multiple people

An accident near the University of North Georgia has caused several injuries, according to local law enforcement. Georgia State Patrol responded to a car accident involving some nine vehicles on the afternoon of Aug. 14. So far, no charges have been filed against anyone involved in the crash. 

According to the police report, the driver of a cargo van was reportedly the catalyst for the crash. Details about the accident have not yet been fully reported, but it has been confirmed that nine vehicles were ultimately involved in the accident. The van ended up crashing into a restaurant around 1:30 p.m. Two people inside the restaurant were treated for minor injuries, but a city worker was also injured while trying to get out of the way of the van, and several other people were taken to local hospitals with injuries described as non life-threatening.

Man and woman injured in a motorcycle accident in Georgia

Georgia motorcyclists have an advantage of many months of warm weather to enjoy riding their bikes. Unfortunately, they also may suffer a disadvantage when they collide with another vehicle. Because a bike rider has little to protect themselves when a motorcycle accident occurs, riders can be seriously injured. Depending on the severity of injuries, lives can be changed forever. Recently, a man and woman riding a motorcycle suffered injuries after the operator attempted to avoid a collision with a car.

The 47-year-old man was riding with his female passenger southbound on the road when a car pulled out in front of him. In an attempt to avoid the collision, he apparently slammed on his brakes. The quick reaction resulted in him losing control of his motorcycle. He suffered a serious head injury and was taken to a specialized facility for care. His passenger suffered injuries as well, but they are both considered be in stable condition.

Georgia student killed in tragic car accident

State police are still in the process of investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a college student during the week of July 29. Georgia authorities say the single-car accident that killed the young woman may have been the result of drunk driving. The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash has been subsequently charged. 

The details of the accident are not widely known at this time, but it has been confirmed that at least two people were in the car at the time of the accident. It appears the driver of the vehicle, who was a friend of the victim, may have been speeding when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed. While the force of the impact killed the victim, the current status of the driver is unknown. 

GHSA calls state's new distracted driving law a 'game changer'

There is no disputing just how much of a scourge distracted driving has become on U.S. roads and highways. Indeed, numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that distraction was behind 3,179 crash-related fatalities in 2014 alone and that this dangerous practice actually triples the risk of an accident.

While states have taken action to address this issue, with 44 banning texting while driving and a smaller number banning hands-free devices, it's clear that more needs to be done. Interestingly enough, Washington, the first state to implement a texting ban ten years ago, recently saw a new distracted driving law take effect, one that the Governors Highway Safety Association indicated "has the potential to be a game changer and serve as a model for other states."  

Why it's so important for first-time riders to pick the right motorcycle

While heading to the local dealership to purchase a new car, truck or sport utility vehicle is always exciting, it often pales in comparison to the feeling that comes from shopping for a new motorcycle. That's because would-be purchasers know just how freeing and exhilarating it will ultimately be to take their new purchase out on the open road.

As thrilling as walking the showroom floor can be, those who are buying a motorcycle for the first time will want to keep some important safety points in mind as they search for the perfect model. 

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