Approach with Caution! What Alpharetta Drivers Need to Know About Intersection AccidentsAlpharetta car accidents happen all over the city. They happen on main roads, and back roads, on straight roads, and windy roads. Drivers must always exercise caution - especially when they come to intersections.
If you have been hurt in an intersection accident, or if you have lost a loved one in such a crash, then it comes as no surprise to you that intersections in Alpharetta, in Georgia, and throughout the country are among the most dangerous places to drive. Intersections present an opportunity for drivers to come into close proximity from four different directions. The potential for injury, or death, is significant.
In 2006, there were 908 fatal Georgia intersection accidents and many more accidents that caused injuries.* There were at least six different ways in which these crashes occurred. Specifically:
- 553 accidents or about 61% of the accidents happened when two or more vehicles collided at an angle.
- 227 (25%) of crashes were single vehicle accidents and occurred for a variety of reasons such as rollover accidents or hitting a stationary object.
- 50 accidents (5.5%) were rear-end crashes.
- 44 accidents (5%) were head-on collisions.
- 25 accidents (2.75%) were sideswipe wrecks between vehicles traveling in the same direction.
- 9 accidents (1%) were sideswipe crashes between vehicles traveling in opposite directions.
No matter how your crash occurred, you may be entitled to damages if you were hurt by another driver's negligence or by a defective vehicle. In order to determine the cause of your accident and your potential damages, please contact an experienced Alpharetta car crash lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 to discuss your rights.
We also invite you to read our free e-book 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim to learn how to protect your rights after a Georgia intersection crash.
*Source: Georgia Department of Transportation: Crash Analysis, Statistics, and Information January 2008