Crash Injures Two on Highway 2 in Floodwood, Minnesota
FLOODWOOD, MN- Kbjr6.com writes that two people suffered injuries in a crash that took place earlier this week on Highway 2 close to Floodwood.*
Reports indicate that a Ford Traverse was trying to make a left turn off of Highway 2 when an eastbound Chevrolet Traverse struck the turning vehicle. A 39-year-old man was driving the Transit. He sustained injuries in the collision, and responders transported him to the Duluth Hospital for treatment. A 30-year-old woman traveling as a passenger in the Transit did not suffer any injuries.
The 38-year-old man driving the Traverse sustained injuries in the collision. Responders transported him to the Grand Rapids Hospital.
Neither of the drivers' injuries is considered life-threatening.
Many accidents happen at intersections, and many intersection accidents happen in the context of left turns. Left runs are complicated driving maneuvers that cause about ten times more collisions than right turns. Anyone who drives will not be surprised by the fact that left turns lead to more crashes than right turns, but for many of us, these maneuvers seem like a necessary evil.
Traffic engineers do not like left turns. Not only are they dangerous, but they also cause a lot of delays. In busy intersections, they require their own light and time interval, meaning that people waiting to turn left must wait and sit idle, and then while they get their opportunity to turn, everyone else must sit idle and wait.
While it might seem odd at first, some experts say ditch the left turn. Three right turns can make one left, and while the driver may go out of his or her way to do so, the result is not only safer but possibly faster and more efficient.
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Source:https://kbjr6.com/2019/12/02/2-injured-in-floodwood-crash/ and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2014/04/09/the-case-for-almost-never-turning-left-while-driving/