Intersections are naturally more accident-prone than other stretches of roadway. After all, intersections are where drivers are crossing other roadways and making left turns. According to data, about 40% of the estimated 5,811,000 that occurred in 2008 happened at intersections. A majority of these crashes were attributed to driver error, such as turning into the path of another vehicle.
Furthermore, the statistics indicate that crashes that occurred at intersections are 335 times as likely to turn with an obstructed view, one of the leading causes of crashes at intersections. Most crashes, 22.2%, occurred when drivers were turning left at an intersection. 22% of crashes were also attributed to the driver veering off-road.
CBS 46 reports that five people have been killed in a horrific accident in College Park.
The accident happened at 2 p.m. on a section of Roosevelt Highway near South Fulton Parkway.
The Georgia State Patrol reported that a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro was approaching the intersection of Roosevelt Highway and South Fulton Parkway. As the vehicle approached, a Nissan Versa was attempting to make a left turn.
The Camaro swerved in an attempt to avoid the Versa. However, it struck the rear of the Versa. The vehicle then rotated, slid backward, and was hit by a Freightliner truck.
All five occupants of the Versa were pronounced dead on the scene. Three were children and two were adults.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor, but the accident is still under investigation.
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