Overcorrecting is a common driving mistake that is particularly made by young and inexperienced drivers. It can also happen with experienced drivers, leading to a great number of accidents, many of them fatal when they turn into head-on accidents or overturned vehicles. Overcorrecting occurs when a vehicle veers into another lane or off road and the driver turns the wheel too far in the opposite direction, often too quickly. This causes the driver to lose control of the vehicle, often resulting in an accident.
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on an accident that occurred when a woman overcorrected, killing her.
The accident occurred on Monday, October 29th in White County.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident took place shortly before 2 p.m. on Ga. 115 westbound near Town Creek Road.
51-year-old Margie Milum, of Dahlonega, was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt when she veered off the side of the road. She overcorrected and struck a Toyota Camry traveling in the same direction.
The collision caused Milum’s car to end up in eastbound traffic, where it was struck head-on by a Dodge Journey. This was the impact that ripped Milum’s vehicle in two. The front half of the vehicle came to a stop in the eastbound lanes while the rear half of the vehicle was found on the left shoulder of Ga. 115.
Milum was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Journey and a child that was in the vehicle were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The driver of the Camry was not injured.
Police are not expecting to file any charges in connection with the accident.
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