Man Killed when Car Collides with Tree in DeKalb County Accident

November 9, 2010 - Stone Mountain, GA - One man was killed Friday morning when he drove his car off of the roadway in DeKalb County.

WSB-TV reports that the crash occurred at around 1 a.m. Friday on Rockbridge Road in DeKalb County. The man was driving his car along the roadway when he evidently lost control of the vehicle and veered off at Shelton Woods. The vehicle then crashed into a tree.

According to paramedics, the man was found dead in his vehicle. He died on impact. There were no other people in the car at the time of the accident and no other vehicles were involved.

The name and age of the man are being withheld at this time.

There is no word as to what caused the fatal single-car accident. The crash is under continued investigation. The DeKalb County Police are handling all further investigations.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics show that there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.

As a service to our readers in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia, we will occasionally publish blogs detailing serious or fatal traffic accidents in our region. We do this to raise awareness of common factors in serious crashes.

Some of the most common causes of accidents in Georgia include, but are not limited to:

  • motorcycle accidents;
  • tractor-trailer accidents;
  • distracted or intoxicated drivers; and
  • single-vehicle accidents.

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