Most people are aware that adverse weather conditions can affect our ability to drive. For instance, when it first begins to rain is the most dangerous time for a potential crash. This is because the rain mixes with the oil on the surface of the roadway, making the roadway slicker than usual. It can take longer to stop because your tires lose some traction in this situation. Rain can also reduce visibility. In rain, it is best to turn on your low beam headlights, engage your windshield wipers and slow down. If the rainfall becomes so heavy that visibility is impaired, it might be best to pull over and wait for the rain to slow.
The Canton-Sixes Patch reports on a crash that killed a driver and injured a child.
On the Wednesday before Christmas, a two-car crash injured four people, including a child, and claimed the life of a 60-year-old man.
The accident occurred on December 20th at about 5:45 p.m. on Ga. 20 near Shady Lane in the Macedonia community.
A pickup truck was carrying four people was traveling westbound on Ga. 20 when it slowed to make a left turn into a driveway. A van then rear-ended the pickup truck.
60-year-old Robert Norton of Ball Ground was transported to Northside Cherokee Hospital, where he died of his injuries. He was the driver of the van. The van had no other passengers.
The driver of the truck suffered from non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken to Northside Cherokee. Another passenger in the truck was also taken to the same hospital. Her injuries were not life-threatening. A third passenger and a child were taken to Wellstar Kennestone hospital with injuries.
Police are still investigating the crash but believe that speed and weather conditions were a factor.
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