Semi Strikes Bus from University of Arkansas
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC- Wyff4.com writes that a collision occurred on Interstate 85, causing long delays this week. The incident took place in the very early morning on Highway 153. The events began when a crash involving two cars led to delays on the Highway. A semi-truck then sideswiped a bus, struck another car and then collided with a rescue vehicle.*
The bus is believed to have been from the University of Arkansas. It is not clear whether anyone was injured in that crash. Secondary crashes are often caused because of heavy traffic conditions resulting from an earlier traffic incident. When a crash occurs, the cleanup and investigation will lead to roadblocks and congestion. Anytime that the roads are congested, there is a higher risk of wrecks occurring.
One problem that often causes secondary crashes is driver distraction. When drivers pass the scene of a collision, they are often tempted to look at the wreckage. The curiosity is natural, but it is also dangerous. Rubbernecking, or turning to look at the aftermath of a car accident, is a form of distracted driving. We may all be familiar with distracted driving in the form of texting or otherwise using a phone while operating a car. However, there are many forms of distracted driving, and rubbernecking, which takes drivers' attention away from the task at hand, is one of them.
Of course, some secondary crashes are also caused by motorists failing to slow down in time to avoid the slower moving or stationary cars that are stuck behind the scene of the earlier collision. In either case, these wrecks are the result of drivers who lost focus on the road.
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Sources:https://www.wyff4.com/amp/article/crash-blocks-part-of-i-85/31272512 and https://www.progressive.com/lifelanes/on-the-road/auto-rubbernecking/