Motorist Fatally Struck After Getting Out Of Car To Inspect Vehicle

According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, in 2015, there were 385,221 vehicle crashes on Georgia roadways. Many of these took place on Georgia’s interstates. Getting into a crash on an interstate can be a jarring and frightening experience, but drivers should always place safety first. The first temptation is to get out of a vehicle and check for damage, but on a freeway or interstate, this places a person in more danger. Move the car to a safe place well out of the way of traffic before getting out of the vehicle. However, if the car is unable to be moved, drivers and passengers may be safer staying in the vehicle until the police arrive and can block traffic. The Lawrenceville Patch reports on a man fatally struck after exiting his car following a traffic accident. The accident occurred early Saturday morning. Officers were dispatched to a vehicle collision on Interstate 85 Northbound near Jimmy Carter Boulevard at about 4:40 a.m. on April…

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