Macon — Deputy Killed in Rollover Accident on Forsyth Road

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2020 at 11:53 pm    

Macon — Deputy Killed in Rollover Accident on Forsyth Road

Just before 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office deputy was killed in a rollover accident that occurred in Macon, Georgia.

According to initial reports, Deputy Kenterrous Taylor, 27, was responding to a burglary on Zebulon Road and was traveling along Forsyth Road, near the intersection of Rivoli Drive, when all of a sudden, he lost control of his vehicle and struck a wall. The car then overturned, and Taylor was ejected from his vehicle.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Deputy Kenterrous Taylor. 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.

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