Tragic Adams County Wreck Kills Four in Indiana
ADAMS COUNTY, IN- Wpta21.com writes that four people died in a crash in Adams County over the weekend. The two-vehicle wreck took place in the late morning on SR 124 at CR 650.*
Police stated that a Toyota Camry was driving north and tried to turn east. The driver then stopped and tried to go north, but entered the westbound lane of traffic. The Camry then collided with a westbound truck.
All four people killed were in the Camry, and all died at the scene of the crash.
Intersections present a host of dangers for drivers. Traditional crossroads intersections are dependent on all motorists following the rules and being alert. Inattentive drivers may miss a traffic signal such as a stop sign or red light. When this occurs, the chances of a side-impact crash are high, and the results are often deadly.
While many of us take intersection design for granted, studies indicate that there are alternative configurations that could prevent many of these tragic crashes. Roundabouts, in particular, present safety benefits over traditional crossroads. The rate of fatal collisions decreases by 90 percent by using a roundabout rather than a cross-section. Drivers must travel slowly and in the same direction at roundabouts. This fact alone suggests that far fewer crashes could occur, and the ones that do are far less likely to result in severe injuries or deaths. There are many other intersection designs that could reduce accidents, as well. Unfortunately, implementing expensive changes to infrastructure is a complicated process. However, with Vision Zero initiatives and safety-focused programs, some of these changes may take shape in the upcoming years.
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Sources:https://wpta21.com/2019/12/22/four-people-are-dead-after-crash-in-adams-county/ and https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Safety/roundabouts/benefits.htm
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