Friday, August 31, 2012
Probably not Savannah, if Allstate's statistics are correct.
If you're worried headed to Savannah this Labor Day weekend, keep an eye out for the traffic. Savanah drivers are more than 13 percent more likely to get into an accident than the national average, according to a study released by Allstate Insurance. The report ranks Savannah 122nd on its list comparing accident records of the nation's 200 biggest cities. The average Savannah driver is in an accident every 8.8 years. The city with the best drivers, according to the report, is Sioux Falls, S.D., with an average of 13.8 years between collisions. Allstate offers these tips to help you keep safe: Big-city driving Small town and suburban driving Are you a safe driver? What are your best/worst habits? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Incident marks second motorcycle-related soldier death in a week.
A soldier was killed early this morning in a motorcycle accident on post, according to a Fort Stewart press release. The accident occurred shortly after midnight on Highway 119 near the base's NCO Academy. The soldier, whose name has not yet been released pending notification of the next of kin, was assigned to the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team. Chaplain support and other assistance has been extended to the soldier's family, according to the release. The incident is the second motorcycle-related death of a soldier in under a week. On Wednesday, Sgt. Adam Huckstep, 23, died in a motorcycle accident in Long County. Huckstep was assigned to the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. Both accidents are under investigation.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Charles W. Martin of Cairo was arrested Jan. 6 after allegedly running two cars -- including a police cruiser -- off the road and killing a Long County woman.
The man charged with the death of a Long County woman went before a magistrate Saturday, according to a Coastal Courier report. Bond was set at $80,000 for Charles W. Martin of Cairo for his alleged role in the fatal accident, as well as allegedly running a police ar off the road and leading police on a chase. Martin was charged with driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, aggravated assault, two counts of following too closely and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident. Martin of Cairo was driving west on Elim Church Road around midnight Jan. 6 when he allegedly rammed the back of Officer Tony Durham's police department sedan several times, running it off the road. Durham had no known injuries, according to the Courier. …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
A truck-vs.car crash at the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Sandy Run Drive Tuesday morning resulted in only minor injuries.