Two Car Crash Causes Injuries in Little River, South Carolina
LITTLE RIVER- SC- Wbtw.com writes that two people suffered injuries in a car crash on Highway 17. Reports indicate that both of the victims are expected to survive their injuries. The incident occurred in the early afternoon.*
The cause of the crash has not been reported at this time. The images from the scene show two vehicles at an intersection controlled by a traffic light. One of the cars has damage on its front passenger side, while the other has damage on its front driver’s side.
A large percent of collisions occur at intersections. When cars are crossing one another’s paths while traveling in different directions, one small mistake can lead to devastating results. Drivers frequently cause these collisions by ignoring a red light or a stop sign. Deadly side-impact collisions can occur when a driver violates a traffic signal.
Left turns are another common cause of such incidents. When a driver is trying to turn left, they must cross over the opposite moving lanes of traffic. In order to determine when it is safe to proceed, motorists will have to decide how fast the other cars are going and how far away they are in order to make a judgment call about whether they will have enough time to complete their turn. Many drivers make errors when trying to estimate whether or not they have enough time to turn.
Turning left is actually so dangerous that some safety experts say drivers should try to avoid doing so in most situations. UPS has also instructed its drivers to avoid making left turns as much as possible, and avoiding left turns is one of the factors they consider when they create routes for their drivers.
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Sources:https://www.wbtw.com/local-news/crash-with-injuries-closes-highway-17-northbound-in-little-river/ and https://www.iihs.org/topics/red-light-running and https://www.cnn.com/2017/02/16/world/ups-trucks-no-left-turns/index.html and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2014/04/09/the-case-for-almost-never-turning-left-while-driving/
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