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One Killed in Mail Truck Accident

Lilly Lentz4 months ago

According to AJC, a four-car accident involving a mail truck occurred in Dekalb County, Georgia on Sunday.

Details about the Fatal Accident

On Sunday afternoon, a four-car crash occurred in Dekalb County, Georgia. The location of the accident was on S. Hairston Road and Pebble Rock Way. According to Channel 2 Action News, the crash occurred around 4:30 in the evening.

The crash not only involved four vehicles, but also a mail truck. Despite the fact that the crash occurred on a Sunday, before a federal holiday, a mail truck was involved in the crash. One death has been confirmed as a result of the accident. No other details concerning the incident or those involved were immediately available.

Car Crash Statistics

  • In 2010, collision with another motor vehicle in transport was the most common first harmful event for fatal, injury, and property-damage-only crashes.
  • In 2010, collisions with fixed objects and non-collisions accounted for only 18 percent of all crashes, but they accounted for 45 percent of fatal crashes.
  • Thirty-one percent of all fatal crashes involved alcohol-impaired driving, where the highest blood alcohol concentration (BAC) among drivers involved in the crash was .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher.
  • For fatal crashes occurring from midnight to 3 a.m., 66 percent involved alcohol-impaired driving.
  • More than 95 percent of the 9.6 million vehicles involved in motor vehicle crashes in 2010 were passenger cars or light truck
Statistics According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute
  • There were 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2014 in which 32,675 deaths occurred.
  • This resulted in 10.2 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.08 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.
  • Nationwide, 56 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths in 2014 occurred in single-vehicle crashes.



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