When thinking of fatal accidents that occur on U.S. roadways, many people think of the crashes that clog interstates. While it is true that these are typically the most serious accidents due to the speeds involved, 40% of all crashes occur at intersections. When it comes to serious accidents, that percentage rises to 50%, and 20% of all fatal collisions occur at intersections. Most of these crashes involve a vehicle attempting to make a left turn. In addition, 165,000 intersection accidents each year are caused by drivers who run traffic lights. This results in between 700-800 fatalities each year.
WGXA reports that a Macon man has died and two are recovering from injuries after a traffic accident on Eisenhower Parkway.
The accident occurred just before 8 p.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Eisenhower Parkway and Houston Avenue.
A 24-year-old male from Macon was driving a Lincoln Town Car with a 53-year-old passenger. They were heading northbound on Houston Avenue.
A 52-year-old Macon man was driving a Nissan Frontier west on Eisenhower Parkway.
The two vehicles collided at the intersection of the two roadways.
All three victims were transported to a local hospital for their injuries. It was later reported that the passenger in the Lincoln succumbed to his injuries. The two other men are both recovering from serious injuries.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the crash.
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