The Atlanta Journal-Constitution states that the incident happened just before midnight on Cumming Street, near Clairmont Avenue. According to Alpharetta Police Spokesperson George Gordon, a Toyota Corolla was travelling eastbound on the road when its driver lost control behind the wheel, resulting in the vehicle to go off of the road and collide into a utility pole. TheToyota then caught fire.
Gordon said that first responders were able to get the driver, Jason Dapice, 36, out of the vehicle. Dapice was then rushed to North Fulton Hospital with critical injuries. Dapice later died in the hospital.
No other vehicles were involved in this accident. No other injuries or fatalities have been brought forth.
The cause of the accident is unclear at this time. The crash is under continuing investigation by local officials.
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.