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Augusta, Georgia - The Garden City, known for its beauty and for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring
Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which as of 2012 had an estimated population of 580,270, making it the third-largest city and the second-largest metro area in the state after Atlanta. It is the 116th-largest city in the United States.
The key roadways serving the Augusta area include:
Interstate 20 runs 1,535 miles beginning near Kent, Texas, at I-10 to Florence, South Carolina, at I-95. Between Texas and South Carolina, I‑20 runs through northern Louisiana, central Mississippi, western and north-central Alabama, and north-central Georgia.
Interstate 520 is a 23.34-mile auxiliary Interstate Highway that encircles most of Augusta, Georgia and North Augusta, South Carolina as a three-quarter beltway around the western, southern, and eastern parts of the Augusta metropolitan area.
U.S. Route 25 starts at the intersection of US 17/SR 25 in Brunswick, goes northwest to Jesup then northeast to Ludowici. It then stays at a general north route through the cities of Statesboro, Millen, Waynesboro and finally Augusta, where it crosses the Savannah River into South Carolina.
U.S. Route 78 enters Georgia in Haralson County, and then proceeds through Carroll County and Douglas County. In Douglasville, located in Douglas County, US 78 runs through the downtown, historical part of the city. It is the original thoroughfare for these Georgia counties.
U.S. Route 278 runs for 1,074 miles from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to Wickes, Arkansas. US 278 passes through the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Mass transit systems in Augusta help the city's vast commuting population get to work safely
Parts of Augusta are served by city transit service Augusta Public Transit (APT), but the main mode of transportation within the city is by car. The city has two airports: Augusta Regional Airport and Daniel Field. Augusta is also served by a number of taxi companies.
Recent accidents in Augusta include:
Here are links to the major hospitals in Augusta:
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 Augusta-area grief support groups and services.
Legal information for accident victims in Augusta
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Augusta, 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 an Augusta injury or fatality accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an Augusta 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, an Augusta 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 an Augusta accident lawyer can do to help.