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The cause of the incident, which occurred in the northbound lanes near exit 288 in Cartersville at around 5 p.m., is unknown, though the area was seeing heavy rain at the time.
Victims in the crash were taken to Cartersville Medical Center, and none were said to have life threatening injuries. According to a report by 11 Alive News, those injured ranged in age from 11 to 61 years and hailed from various locations in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina.
All victims had been released from the hospital by Monday morning.
According to officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation, early reports indicated that two tractor trailers were involved in the crash, but neither were at the scene when authorities arrived.
The National Traffic Safety Board was notified of the pileup and is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the wreck.
The accident also led to a large spill of motor oil, which required a significant cleanup effort to clear.
Steven Leibel a noted Georgia Super Lawyer in personal injury commented that “this explosion in traffic fatalities on 1-75 is quite concerning. In addition to poor roads, and driver fatigue, a new more dangerous element has been added to this dangerous mix- as the result the increasing distractibility of drivers on cell phones and other mobile devices. Innocent Drivers must keep aware of these extra road hazards and protect themselves by staying alert, keeping a safe distance. They also need better insurance coverage in the event they get injured.”
According to the Daily Beast’s rankings, Georgia’s 355-mile-long segment of I-75 is one of the deadliest in the nation.
It ranked 29 out of the 100 most dangerous interstates in America, with an average of .88 deaths per mile in a four-year period.