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1 killed in Brooks truck crash

A young Senoia man died this morning after his truck skidded off the road in a one-vehicle crash around 9:20 a.m., sheriff’s officials said.

Elijah Kent Bishop, 19, was traveling east on Morgan Mill Road near Bankstown Road when

his 1985 Toyota pickup left the road on the right side, according to an account of the crash from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Bishop then tried to steer back onto the road, but instead the truck overturned as it skidded across the road and came to rest in a ditch on the opposite side of the road, officials said.

Bishop was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the truck during the crash, officials said.

The crash is being investigated by the traffic enforcement section of the sheriff’s office.

This is the third fatal motor vehicle crash this year in unincorporated Fayette County.



BHH's picture

their chances of survival are tremendously increased.

Not only that but the chance of major injury is much much less.

I think a new education campaign is in order for people around this age in our area.

If the door latches so should the seat belt.

Make it a habit.


went across you when you closed the door. There was no way you could avoid having the seat belt on and driving. Years later when I went to buy another Honda this was no longer a feature. Don't know if any other cars had this--don't remember seeing it. Maybe they should bring it back

BHH's picture

and it was on many car models.

The problem too is that younger drivers are most often in older vehicles that have fewer safety features and or nonworking features.

But some people have become so accustomed to the safety of these times that they don't even think about some common sense things any more. So maybe the vehicle he was most familiar with had passive restraints and it had never become second nature for him to buckle up.

Who knows?

My dad has 2 A model Fords and I seldom can bring myself to drive them on today's roads because of safety concerns.


When the lap belt wasn't used it occasionally resulted in near or complete decapitations in front impact wrecks. Perhaps if an ignition or transmission lock-out were tied to the lap belt latch they could bring it back.

Cyclist's picture

Bishop family.

Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

and for goodness sake, make sure your loved ones buckle up.

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