In the aftermath of a crash, your first instinct may be to get out and check the damage done to your vehicle. The priority should be to assess yourself and others to see if there have been any injuries. If there have been, call 911 and request emergency assistance. Before you get out of the vehicle, you should assess the scene for safety. If you can move your vehicle, get it as far off to the right shoulder as possible. Only when you are sure that it is safe should you exit the vehicle. If there is traffic in the area, the safest place for you to be is in your vehicle because secondary crashes are quite common.
The Northwest Georgia News reports that two women were seriously injured in Marietta crashes.
The chain-reaction crash happened on Monday night at about 10:15 P.M. at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and the Canton Road Connector in Marietta.
A 51-year-old female from Euharlee, Georgia and a 25-year-old female from Alabama collided with one another at the intersection. Neither were injured in the initial crash and both exited their vehicles.
While they were assessing the crash, both women were hit by a third vehicle.
According to the Marietta Police Department, while both vehicles were disabled and blocking the intersection, two other vehicles approached the intersection. Those cars were heading northbound on Cobb Parkway.
The driver of a Nissan truck struck one of the disabled vehicles, which was a BMW. The Nissan ricocheted into an adjacent Ford Explorer. This collision pushed the BMW into the two women from the first crash.
Both drivers from the initial crash were transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
At the time of the accident, visibility was poor. All the crashes are still under investigation.
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