Georgia Highways Safer Than Expected This Fourth of July

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Looks like Georgia highways this Fourth of July Holiday weekend were actually safer than the Georgia State Patrol had predicted, which is great news. Ten people died in car wrecks over the holiday weekend and the Georgia State Patrol had predicted, in one of the most morbid official acts it, apparently, must do, eighteen people would die. There were 2,648 car crashes with 699 injuries.

While we are all enjoying our time this holiday weekend with our families, we must remember that there are ten Georgia families grieving over the loss of a loved one today. As a personal injury attorney here in Atlanta, I often have to talk with people at one of the darkest times in their lives, after they have lost a loved one in a car wreck. My heart goes out to them.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources also reported yesterday that boating accidents and BUI’s, or Boating Under the Influence, arrests were also down. There were eight boating accidents on Georgia waters this weekend, compared to 18 last year. Department of Natural Resources officers arrested 16 people for boating under the influence, compared to 31 last year.

This is good news to know that fewer Georgia lives were lost this year on the road and on the water than last year, but there are still Georgia families grieving today.