Macon — Animal in Road Causes Rollover Accident on Mumford Road
Posted on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 at 11:48 pm
Just before 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, a rollover accident occurred in Macon, Georgia.
According to initial reports, a Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling along Mumford Road when near the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home, an animal ran in front of the vehicle. As a result, the driver lost control of the vehicle after trying to avoid the animal.
There were no injuries. The driver and passenger were checked out on the scene by EMS.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is great to hear that no one was injured in this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents are a serious problem in this day and age, and yet they still happen quite often. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
The three common causes of car accidents are DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), speeding, and driving while distracted.
A rollover is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is one of the deadliest there is. In a 2010 statistics, rollovers only comprised 2.1% of the nearly 9.1 million vehicular crashes, which may not seem much, but they accounted for nearly 35% of all deaths. Studies have shown that the majority of the people who died from rollovers (69%) were not wearing any safety belts.
Car accidents, especially rollovers, are undeniably devastating for the victims and their loved ones. For that reason, if you are a victim of a rollover, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this type of crash, then never hesitate to reach out for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys are also present to help you protect your rights and get the justice that you deserve.