In 2018, speeding was a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. This led to 9,378 deaths, which is an average of 25 people per day. The total number of crashes that listed speeding as a direct cause topped out at 8,447.
Studies show that as the age of the driver increases, speeding as a factor in a car accident decreases. Female drivers are less likely to speed than male drivers across all age groups. Young male drivers between the ages of 15 to 24 were the most likely to be speeding at the time of a fatal crash.
The AJC reports that two people were injured after a rollover crash in Atlanta.
The accident occurred on Interstate 20 on Friday just before 7:30 a.m. near Hunter E. Holmes Drive.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the driver of a Cadillac SRX was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed. It sideswiped a Volvo CX90, which caused both vehicles to spin into concrete barriers.
The Cadillac flipped over twice after hitting the concrete barrier and came to a rest on its roof.
The driver of the Cadillac, identified only as a 24-year-old female from Mableton, suffered from minor injuries and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center.
A 53-year-old who was a passenger in the Volva also suffered from minor injuries and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the Volva was not injured.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation and it is not clear if the driver of the Cadillac will face any charges.
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