The Georgia Department of Public Safety has reported a minimum of 14 fatalities resulting from car accidents during the Christmas holiday period, spanning from December 22 to December 26. The exact number of accidents contributing to this fatality count remains unclear. Local authorities hope that the New Year’s travel period will not witness a similar toll.
To enhance road safety, Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Billy Hitchens emphasizes the importance of having a plan for a sober driver. He underscores the accessibility of multiple rideshare options, emphasizing that there is no excuse for individuals to drink and drive. This message was conveyed via Fox5Atlanta.com.
In comparison to Thanksgiving, where 23 lives were lost in 18 separate accidents, the Christmas period has seen a lower but still concerning number of fatalities.
For support in the aftermath of car accidents affecting friends or family, Rafi Law Firm is available to serve the community and can be contacted at (404) 800-9933.