Driver's food cited in fatal Ga. crash

Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 7:21 AM
Last updated 9:38 AM
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Officials in Forsyth County say a 48-year-old woman who was killed in a highway collision may have lost control of her car because she was eating.

Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Shelton says Rhonda D. McGinnis of Cumming was injured when her car veered across the center line on Georgia Highway 9 and collided with another vehicle. She was taken to North Fulton Hospital, where she died.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Shelton says the woman, who was alone in her car, had been eating a sandwich and french fries while driving. He says she was not wearing a seat belt.

Shelton says the occupants of the other vehicle were wearing seat belts and were not seriously injured in the Wednesday night accident.

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Georgialina 12/04/09 - 08:25 am
I have always heard that

I have always heard that eating fast food will kill you! All kidding aside I am sorry for her family's loss and hope the best for the people she hit. We hear all the time that cell phone use while driving causes accidents. I have always said there are MANY distractions that we do while driving not just cell phone use. We take driving for granted when we should have our mind 100% on our driving.

momma mia
momma mia 12/04/09 - 09:38 am
Yes, doing things while

Yes, doing things while driving is a distraction, but THINKING about things while driving can also be a distraction. There is NO WAY to keep your mind 100% on your driving.

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