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SUV Strikes Motorcycle in Fatal Georgia Crash

Law enforcement authorities continued to investigate a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in Lawrenceville, Georgia September 20. According to news reports, an SUV driven by a 49-year-old man struck a 55-year-old man who was riding a motorcycle. The rider died at the scene, and no charges have yet been filed against the driver of the […]

Man Dies in Alleged Reckless Driving-Related Crash

A fatal auto accident involving an off-duty law enforcement officer remains under investigation as state troopers determine whether or not reckless driving was a factor in the crash. According to news reports, authorities suspect the police officer was racing another vehicle when he lost control of his car and crashed in Midtown Atlanta in the […]

Atlanta Recording Artist Dies in Car Accident

A well-known local rapper named Shawty Lo died in a fatal mid-September accident on Interstate 285 in southern Fulton County. According to police reports, the recording artist was a passenger in a vehicle on a southbound ramp. The driver of the car reportedly lost control, leaving the road and crashing into a tree. This caused […]

NHTSA Investigates Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash

The fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S traveling in self-driving mode is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA. According to reports, Tesla enthusiast Joshua Brown died when the car’s Autopilot program failed to detect the broad side of a white tractor-trailer and proceeded across a highway at full […]

Truck Driver Gets Five Years for Georgia Crash Killing Five Women

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that a tractor-trailer driver will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to causing a crash on I-16 that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students and seriously injured two others. John Wayne Johnson, 56, admitted in a deposition that he’d used his cellphone to text and exchange sexually […]

Deadly Five-Vehicle Accident After Driver Jumps Median

On July 3, a driver was killed and his female passenger critically injured in Decatur when he swerved his car across a median into oncoming traffic, where it collided with four other vehicles in succession. Fox 5 reported that 23-year-old Jamon Freeman sideswiped a silver Hyundai Sonata before striking a red Cadillac CTS, a U.S. […]

A Roundabout Way of Avoiding Accidents

If you have an intersection in your neighborhood that’s undergoing construction, you might be surprised to learn the local authorities have opted to build a roundabout rather than install a traffic light. The Georgia Department of Transportation is actively pushing roundabouts as alternatives to traditional intersections. The GDOT is convinced that roundabouts are safer than […]

Georgia DOT Digging for Diamonds Across the State

If you’ve been frustrated by heavily congested traffic in Gwinnett, Cobb and Chatham counties, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to know that relief is on the way, in the form of Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs). The GDOT has four projects under design or construction, following the successful introduction of two DDIs in DeKalb […]

Accident on GA-6 Fits Upward Trend in Older Biker Deaths

A Sunday excursion on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle ended tragically for a husband and wife on Georgia Highway 6. According to the Georgia State Patrol, it was around midnight, July 3, when a westbound 1999 F-150 pickup clipped a 2002 Chevy Silverado, causing that truck to collide with the motorcycle. LeAnne Dobson was killed and Robert […]

Boy, 8, Critical After Car Eluding Police Crashes

On June 28, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that an eight-year-old boy had been placed on life support after a stolen Dodge Challenger, pursued by police, crashed into the Dodge Charger in which he was riding. The collision occurred shortly after 2:40 p.m., Monday, June 27, at the intersection of Boat Rock Road and Fulton Industrial […]