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Bus crash injures 23

On March 9, 23 people were injured when a bus overturned in South Carolina. The accident occurred in Georgetown County at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Man accused of causing deadly crash facing new charges

The criminal charges against a 25-year-old Georgia man accused of causing a deadly accident in late 2018 have been upgraded from vehicular homicide in the second degree to vehicular homicide in the first degree. Media reports suggest that prosecutors decided to pursue the more serious charge after a Marietta Police Department investigation into the Dec. 12 crash revealed that the McDonough resident was traveling at speeds of up to 98 mph before losing control of his vehicle. The posted speed limit on the stretch of Interstate 75 where the accident occurred is 65 mph.

The future of driverless cars

Georgia motorists who are curious about self-driving cars may have to wait a little longer to see them on highways in any great numbers, and some experts say much more testing is needed. Google has been testing autonomous cars since 2009, and Uber began doing so in 2016.

Lawsuit filed against sheriff's office for 2017 crash

A lawsuit has been filed against a county sheriff's office in South Carolina for a 2017 vehicle collision that injured a family of four. The accident occurred in the early morning hours as the family was leaving a Greenville outdoor festival. A deputy was traveling 96 mph in order to respond to another vehicle accident. The deputy's in-car dashcam showed that he lost control as he went around a turn and hit the BMW carrying the family head-on.

Georgia woman charged after fatal motorcycle accident

A 66-year-old woman has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in connection with a Feb. 13 motor vehicle accident in Fannin County that claimed the life of a U.S. Navy veteran. The crash occurred at the intersection of Lebanon Road and Madola Road in Epworth at approximately 5:08 p.m. The woman has also been cited for failing to yield and driving on the wrong side of the road.

New South Carolina law could reduce drunk driving accidents

Drunk driving is still a major issue across South Carolina. As a result, local lawmakers are looking for ways to crack down on the problem. The South Carolina House of Representatives is considering a bill that would strengthen the state's drunk driving laws and mandate harsher penalties for first-time DUI offenders.

Drunk driving crash leaves military cadet's career in jeopardy

Drunk driving car crashes often have devastating consequences for everyone involved. For example, a 20-year-old Georgia man may be forced to give up his dream of becoming a U.S. Army officer after being hit by a drunk driver on Feb. 12. In addition, the 63-year-old man accused of hitting him is facing multiple charges, including driving under the influence.

Driver suspected of opioid use hits hearse and injures 2

A funeral in Lilburn turned into a frightening spectacle for a Georgia family trying to bury a deceased 90-year-old grandmother. Local police said that a man ignored traffic stopped for a funeral procession and slammed his vehicle into a hearse carrying the body at the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Rockbridge Road. The impact flipped the hearse three times and injured the two funeral directors in the vehicle. A local news outlet reported that the two accident victims were taken to a hospital and their condition was unknown.

Georgia bill seeks to stop minor drivers from phone use

Most people in Acworth, Georgia are aware that a statewide ban on handheld electronic devices was enacted last year as the Hands Free Georgia Act. The law is intended to reduce incidents of distracted driving. But now new legislation is being proposed to prevent the use of all electronic devices from drivers under the age of 18.

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