Tragic Crash Kills Two in Statesboro, Georgia (GA)
STATESBORO, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a deadly collision occurred in Statesboro this week. The incident took place in the morning on Veterans Memorial Parkway at the intersection with Jones Mill Road.*
Reports indicate that a 74-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were killed when their vehicle and a pickup truck collided. Another passenger traveling in the vehicle suffered severe injuries as well and was transported to a hospital in Savannah via airlift. No information is available about the condition of the person or persons traveling in the other vehicle.
Intersections present many risks to motorists. When drivers enter intersections, there are numerous different conflict points or opportunities for an accident to occur. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) states that traditional intersections have 32 conflict points. Sixteen of these points have to do with crossing paths, eight are merging, and eight are diverging. The high number of chances for something to go wrong is one of the reasons why traditional intersections are more hazardous than alternate designs such as roundabouts. In contrast with a cross-section intersection, a roundabout has just eight points of conflict. Not only are there fewer points of conflict, but the types of conflict at a roundabout are much less severe because vehicles are all traveling in the same direction. The risk of these wrecks leading to severe injuries or deaths is lowered a great deal with the use of a roundabout instead of a traditional intersection. The FHWA writes that roundabouts cut down on the number of severe injuries and fatal crashes by somewhere between 78 and 82 percent when compared to intersections with stop signs or traffic signals.
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