October 13, 2011 - Fulton County, Ga. - On Wednesday, October 12, 2 people died and 2 more were hospitalized as the result of a single-vehicle car accident.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the accident happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Orkney Road at Loch Lomond Drive. A 4-door Ford Focus was driving on the roadway when its driver lost control and the vehicle went off of the roadway. The Focus then crashed into a tree.
Two men died in the accident. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
The other 2 occupants of the Focus were injured. A woman was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital immediately following the accident to be treated for unknown injuries. Another man was also transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he received treatment for a broken arm.
The identities of those involved in the accident haven't been released. The cause of the accident remains to be determined but speed could have factored in.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.
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