Many of Georgia’s traffic laws are cut and dry, but some can be subjective. The traffic infraction of “driving too fast for conditions” is one of those subjective laws. Driving too fast for conditions can mean that a driver was going too fast for the weather conditions, the road conditions, driving too fast to navigate a curve, or when approaching a hill or railroad crossing. It can also include when a driver is going too fast to adjust their speed in time for traffic. Even if a driver is going under the speed limit, they can be charged with driving too fast for conditions.
The Marietta Patch reports that a crash on Interstate 75 in Marietta injured five people, including a child. The crash happened at approximately 9 p.m. on I-75 north near Delk Road.
There were three vehicles involved in the accident. According to a Marietta Police spokesperson, a 72-year-old male was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry. He failed to stop when traffic became congested and came to a halt. The driver of the Camry suffered from critical injuries and was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.
Five other people suffered from non-life-threatening injuries. An Arkansas woman and a child in one of the vehicles were taken to a hospital for treatment. Three others in a Mercedes van were also injured, but their injuries were not serious. The collision is still being investigated.
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