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Tragic Fatal Crash Reported in Baldwin County, Alabama


January 06, 2020

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL- Fox10tv.com writes that police responded to a collision that occurred late last week near Fairhope, where at least one person died. The accident occurred on US 98 close to County Road 13. The collision caused road closures in the area.*

Police have not yet released information regarding the identity of the victim. According to drivesafealabama.org, Alabama had a higher rate of car crash deaths than the average for the United States. Most of the fatal collisions in the state occurred in the rural areas, even though more of the crashes took place in urban parts of the state. Across the country, rural roads are known to lead to a higher risk of deadly accidents. States with more rural roads are more likely to have experienced higher fatalities rates than states that are more heavily populated. 

The reason rural roads are more dangerous is largely because of the speed of vehicles. Cars can travel faster on these roads, and speed limits are higher. When cars move faster, accidents are deadlier. 

Another serious issue is that drivers on these roadways statistically fail to use seatbelts and restraints more often than people in urban regions. While seatbelt use nationally is nearly 90 percent, close to 60 percent of people who died on Alabama roadways were not buckled up.

When a car crashes on a rural road, emergency responders may not be able to reach the victims as quickly as in a more populated area. This factor may also increase the rate of fatalities in rural parts of the nation. 

Road design works against rural drivers as well. The lanes are narrower, and trees, ditches, and other roadside hazards are placed closer to traffic as compared to urban roads. As a result, mistakes that could be corrected on a city road become deadly for motorists in the country. 

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Source:https://www.fox10tv.com/news/alea-on-the-scene-of-a-fatal-accident/article_4afca324-297c-11ea-a025-9b6b843d1267.html and https://www.npr.org/2009/11/29/120716625/the-deadliest-roads-are-rural and https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts and https://drivesafealabama.org/serious-stats/

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