Recent Accidents

Left Turn Citation
DeKalb County accident report stated that on February 13, 2017 Vehicle 2 was traveling WB on Covington Highway, and was struck in the intersection by Driver 1. The driver of Vehicle 1 stated that Vehicle 2 was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. Driver 2 said that Vehicle 1 stopped in the middle of the intersection, and to avoid a head-on collision, he had to swerve, but still swiped Vehicle 1.  There were no reported injuries and both drivers were able to move their respective vehicles. Driver 1 was cited for Failure to Yield Turning Left. Note: Always, always yeild before turning left.

Three Strikes Against Before the Accident
DeKalb County accident report stated that on February 12, 2017 Vehicle 1 was traveling WB on River Rd. Vehicle 2 was traveling NB on Snapfinger Rd approaching the intersection of River Rd and Snapfinger Rd. Vehicle 2 ran the red light, as Vehicle 1 made a right  turn onto Snapfinger after not yielding and hit Vehicle 2 broadside in the passenger's side front end and door. Driver 1 received three (3) citations for: 1) Failure to Yield, 2) a cancelled registration and 3) driving with a suspended license. Note: With 3 strikes against you, don't even drive!

Following Too Closely
Clayton County accident report stated that on February 11, 2017 Driver 1 was heading SB on Kendrick Rd when he made a left turn onto Flint River Rd heading EB. He also advised that the vehicle in front of him stopped suddenly causing him to collide with Vehicle 2.  Driver 2 advised that he stopped on Flint River waiting for traffic to clear so that he could make a left turn into the driveway at 329 Flint River Rd, when he was suddenly hit from in the rear. There was extensive damage done to both vehicles. Driver 2 complained of shoulder pain. Med 07 arrived on the scene, checked and cleared him. Vehicle 1 had to be towed and Driver 1 was cited for Following Too Closely. Note: A rear ending hit is always at fault.

Rear Ending
Clayton County accident report stated that on February 9, 2017 Driver 1 was at the intersection of Webb Rd and Hwy 85, driving behind Vehicle 2, and waiting to make a right turn onto Hwy 85. She stated that she observed Vehicle 2 start to move. She then looked into the  oncoming traffic to see if it was clear. So she did not see Driver 2 stop. Therefore she struck Vehicle 2 in the rear end. Driver 2 stated that while at the intersection of Webb & Hwy 85, and while waiting for traffic to clear to make a right turn. She stated that Vehicle 1 then struck her vehicle in the rear end. Driver 2 experienced back pain and Engine 11 was called but Driver 2 refused to b transported to the hospital. Driver 1 was cited for Following Too Closely. Note: Watchful and waiting avoids rear-ending. 

Improper Lane Change
Fulton County accident report stated that on February 7, 2017 Driver 1 stated that he was making a delivery on a semi truck at Walton and Broad Streets. As he was leaving the location, he attempted to make a right turn at Broad St and struck a vehicle that was driving straight on the right lane, and the truck dragged the vehicle for a few feet. Driver 1 also stated that he checked his mirror before making the turn, but did not see the vehicle. Driver 2 stated that she was driving on the right lane of Walton St when a semi truck that was parked n the left lane started to make a right turn into Broad St and struck her vehicle on the left side. Both vehicles had moderate damage and no injuries were reported. Driver 1 was cited for Improper Lane Change. Note: Changing lanes requires extra attention.

Hit From the Rear
DeKalb County accident report stated that on February 5, 2017 Driver 2 was traveling WB on Snapfinger Rd in lane 1 approaching Wesley Chapel Rd. Driver 2 was traveling in the same direction behind Vehicle 1. Driver 2 stopped to make a right turn onto Wesley Chapel Rd. Driver 1 was unable to stop in a timely manner when the front bumper of Vehicle 1 collided with the rear bumper of Vehicle 2. Driver 1 was found to be the at fault driver and was cited for following too closely. Driver 2 was also cited for driving with an expired registration. All parties involved made complaints of the back and neck pain and were transported to Grady Hospital by the AM-77.   Note:  Striking the rear is always at fault.

Another Rear Ending
Fulton County accident report stated that on February 2, 2017  an officer was dispatched to 550 Peachtree St, NE in reference to an auto accident with no injuries where Driver 1 stated that she was traveling SB on Peachtree in the 2nd lane, when she changed lanes and did not see the vehicle next to her. She said that when she changed, she struck the other vehicle that was also traveling SB. Driver 2 stated that he was traveling SB on Peachtree when he observed the other vehicle coming into his lane and that Vehicle 1 struck his vehicle in the rear driver's side wheel well and continued down to the front driver's side door. There were no injuries and both vehicles were driven away by their respective owners. Driver 1 was cited for Failure to Maintain Lane. Note: The rear-enderer is at fault.

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