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Alpharetta, Georgia – Road Wrecks

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Alpharetta is a relatively large city in the metro Atlanta area of Georgia, and it has had its share of serious motor vehicle accidents. According to the 2010 census, 20,425 people live in Alpharetta. The population has grown at an astonishing rate, increasing by more than 50% between the 2000 census and the 2010 census.

A number of very large roads run through Alpharetta. Chief among them, of course, is U.S. 19, known locally as State Road 400 or Turner McDonald Parkway. Rucker Road/Old Milton Parkway/State Road 120 also runs through Alpharetta, as does Mid Broadwell Road, which turns into Milton Avenue, Academy Street, and then Webb Bridge Road. Haynes Bridge Rd also crosses through Alpharetta, and so does South Main Street/Alpharetta Highway. Other large streets include Mayfield Road, Cumming Street, North Main Street, Canton Street, Hopewell Rd, and Providence Rd. Windward Parkway runs just along the city line to the north side and then cuts through the northern part of Alpharetta. Clubhouse Drive cuts from Windward Parkway over to Douglas Road on the east side of Alpharetta.

People who live in Alpharetta tend to make a long commute in to work. The median commute time for people who live in Alpharetta is 27.7 minutes. The median income in Alpharetta nearly doubles the Georgia median. Five zip codes dip into Alpharetta, including 30004, 30005, 30009, 30022, and 30023.

Although Alpharetta has seen a significant number of fatal traffic accidents, with the very notable exception of the year 1996, the number of deaths per 100,000 residents has been lower in Alpharetta than in the rest of Georgia. With the exceptions of 1993, and 1996, fewer wrecks, per every 100,000 people, have been caused by drivers who were driving drunk in Alpharetta, than were caused by drivers driving under the influence in the remainder of Georgia.

Alpharetta accidents caused 4 deaths in 2009, killed 1 in 2007, left 2 dead in 2006, and involved 6 tragic deaths by car wrecks in 2005. Three people were killed in Alpharetta wrecks in 2003, two more in 2002, two in 2001, two in 2000, and then three in 1999. Four people died as a result of Alpharetta auto collisions in 1998, 2 in 1997, and a shocking seven died from 1996 car accidents in Alpharetta. Car collisions in Alpharetta caused one death in 1995, two in 1994, one in 1993, one in 1992, and two in 1991. The number mushroomed in 1988, when five people died in fatal car crashes in Alpharetta’s city limits. One person died in an Alpharetta automobile collision in 1987, and another in 1985, and one more in 1980. In 1979, two were killed in car crashes in Alpharetta, another person died in 1978, and three people lost their lives in 1977 fatal automobile wrecks that occurred within the City of Alpharetta.


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