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Columbus, Georgia - The Fountain City, known for its beauty, strong economy, and major tourist attractions
Columbus is the county seat of Muscogee County. According to the 2013 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Columbus has a population of 202,824 residents in the city and 316,554 in the Columbus-Phenix City metropolitan area. Called The Fountain City for the numerous fountains installed there early in the 20th century, Columbus is also the birthplace of Coca Cola and the home of Columbus State University. Fort Benning Military Reservation, a premiere U.S. Army training facility and the region's principal employer, is located in Columbus.
The key roadways serving the Columbus area include:
U.S. Route 27 (US 27) runs south-to-north through the U.S. state of Georgia near its western border with Alabama.
US 80 crosses the Chattahoochee River from Alabama into Columbus, where it proceeds along J. R. Allen Parkway through the northern section of the city. Past Columbus, the road meanders through rural Georgia for roughly 50 miles (80 km) en route to Macon, where it crosses Interstate 75 and Interstate 16.
US 280 begins in Georgia at the state's border with Alabama in Columbus. There it is paired with State Route 520 and U.S. Route 27. It maintains this designation as it passes through Fort Benning.
State Route 22 (SR 22) is a 221.1-mile-long state highway that connects the Alabama state line in Columbus, across the state line from Phenix City, Alabama, to Comer, via Macon and Milledgeville.
Mass transit systems in Columbus help the city's vast commuting population get to work safely
The Columbus Metropolitan Airport is the metro area's primary airport and the fourth busiest airport in Georgia. It is served by ExpressJet Airlines' Delta Connection service, offering several daily flights to Atlanta.
Recent accidents in Columbus include:
Here are links to the major hospitals in Columbus:
When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to learn more about Columbus-area grief support groups and services.
Legal information for accident victims in Columbus
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Columbus, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a Columbus injury or fatality accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Columbus personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Columbus wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Columbus accident lawyer can do to help.