The East Cobb Patch reports on a serious crash that injured two people in Cobb County.
The crash happened on Friday at the intersection of Mableton Parkway and Bonanza Trail in Cobb County.
At about 8:30 a.m., a red 2010 Ford Ranger attempted to a left turn onto Bonanza Trail from eastbound Mableton Parkway. At the same time, a tan 2011 Chevrolet Traverse was traveling west on Mableton Parkway in the left travel lane. The Ranger turned in front of the Traverse and the Traverse was unable to stop.
The Traverse struck the passenger side of the Ranger. The impact caused the Ranger to roll onto its side and slide onto the shoulder of Mableton Parkway. The Ford then rode a guy-wire, causing the rear of the vehicle to stop in an elevated position.
The driver of the Ford was identified as 86-year-old Clarence Chadwick. He was transported to Wellstar Cobb Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 55-year-old Anne Crane was driving the Traverse. She had minor injuries and was transported to the same hospital.
The collision is being investigated by Cobb County Police’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP).
When it comes to car accidents, many people might think that the most dangerous place is interstates. However, according to data from the NHTSA, the most dangerous place might be intersections. Every year, the NHTSA reports that 2.5 million accidents occur at intersections.
Intersection accidents are surpassed only by rear-end collisions, making up roughly 40% of all accidents. 20% of all accidents at intersections are fatal. Of all accidents that happen at intersections, an estimated 165,000 are caused by people who run a red light. These types of crashes cause 700-800 fatalities a year.
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