One Dead in Crash on U.S. Highway 280 East in Smiths Station, Alabama
SMITHS STATION, AL- Oanow.comwrites that a 78-year-old man is dead following a collision between his vehicle and a tractor-trailer earlier this week in Smiths Station.*
Reports indicate that the victim and the large truck collided in the morning at the intersection of Lee Road 298 and U.S. Highway 280 East. Responders rushed the victim to the Piedmont Columbus Regional hospital, where he died a short while later from the injuries he sustained in the crash.
When it comes to deadly car crashes, Alabama does not fare well in the rankings. With an average of 21.3 fatalities per every 100,000 people in the State, Alabama ranks number two out of 50 states in terms of fatal crashes. The State also landed as number five when it comes to deadly drunk driving crashes.
According to drivesafealabama.org, there are ten safe driving habits that everyone should follow every time that they get into a vehicle. The list includes the following:
- Always buckle up;
- Follow all traffic signals;
- Never drive drunk;
- Never text and drive;
- Obey posted speed limits;
- Obey lower work-zone speed limits;
- Respect motorcycles and bikes;
- Do not talk on the phone and drive;
- Use approved age-appropriate child restraints; and
- Do not try to beat a train.
On the website, drivers can take a pledge stating that they will follow safe driving habits and help in the effort to reduce the State's high number of fatal crashes. The State experiences more fatal crashes in rural areas and about 60 percent of people killed in crashes in Alabama were not wearing their seatbelt.
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