Highway Horror: Thanksgiving Weekend Road Traffic Accidents Result in Multiple Deaths

During the Thanksgiving holiday, a series of tragic road traffic accidents occurred across the country, resulting in multiple fatalities and injuries. In Georgia, 21 fatalities and several injuries were reported, while California saw four deaths and nine injuries. Additionally, two individuals were injured in Maryland. According to first responders, these numbers may continue to rise as the holiday travel period, which began on Nov. 22, runs until Nov. 26.

In Georgia, officials are investigating multiple accidents that led to at least 21 fatalities and numerous injuries. Tragic incidents occurred in various locations across the state, including Thomasville, where a crash resulted in the death of five individuals, and Dublin, where two others were killed. Single fatalities were also reported in several other counties. The California Highway Patrol reported a rollover crash in South Park, California, that led to the deaths of four individuals and injured one. Meanwhile, a two-vehicle crash in Sacramento County left two children in critical condition and seven others injured.

In Maryland, two individuals were hospitalized, and Thanksgiving travel was briefly disrupted when four lanes were closed due to a 10-car pileup on a highway. Earlier in the month, AAA had anticipated that approximately 55.4 million people would travel by road over the Thanksgiving break. As the holiday travel period continues, the numbers of fatalities and injuries may still increase.

In total, the holiday travel period, which began on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. ET, runs until Nov. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and these tragic incidents serve as a reminder of the importance of safe and cautious driving, especially during high-traffic periods.