Statistically, wrong-way driving accounts for approximately 1% of all highway accidents. While that might not seem like a lot, consider the fact that these accidents usually tend to more serious for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that these accidents usually take place at high speeds, increasing the severity. The second reason is that wrong-way driving accidents usually occur in a head-on fashion, again raising the severity and causing serious injuries to front-seat passengers and drivers. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a wrong-way crash that seriously injured one person and caused heavy traffic delays.
Early Friday, a wrong-way driver lost his life in a fiery crash on I-85 South in Dekalb County.
The deceased was identified as 23-year-old Juan Cisneros Alvarez.
Initially, police were dispatched to a crash at Chamblee Tucker Road at about 5 a.m., where a driver had reportedly been traveling northbound in the southbound lanes.
A few minutes later, Tucker Police was dispatched to an accident with injuries at Pleasantdale Road.
Alvarez was discovered to be dead at the scene of that second accident. The other driver suffered minor injuries.
I-85 South at Pleasantdale Road was blocked for hours, causing heavy delays throughout Dekalb and Gwinnett Counties for hours. Trip time from GA-316 to I-285 at one point was clocking in at 119 minutes.
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