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One Killed in Tragic Crash on State Road 40 in Volusia County, Florida (FL)

September 27, 2020

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL- writes that a crash killed one person and injured others this week in Volusia County, Florida. The incident took pale on State Road 40 in the mid-afternoon.*

According to reports, an SUV was traveling westbound while a pickup truck was driving eastbound. The vehicles approached one another as they entered a curve in the road. The SUV traveled left of center and struck the front of the pickup truck. The driver in the pickup truck died at the scene of the wreck. The driver operating the SUV sustained critical injuries, and others were also harmed. The authorities shut down all lanes on the highway to investigate.

Head-on impacts are some of the deadliest crashes that take place on the road. Cars do not need to be traveling at particularly high speeds in order to turn one of these impacts into a tragedy.

In studies conducted as part of a Vision Zero initiative, researchers found that the risk of death for people in cars that strike one another head-on is high once those vehicles are traveling at 43 miles per hour. Most Americans can think of roads with speed limits above 40, but where no median or barrier separates lanes of traffic. Such studies suggest that these roads are poorly designed and put everyone in unnecessary danger.

It is important to note that the 43 miles an hour number applies to "safe" cars and people using their seatbelts. The sad truth is that at just 43 miles per hour, intense forces are at play, and these wrecks will seriously threaten the lives of all occupants. When car manufacturers say their vehicles have five-star safety ratings for frontal impacts, those tests do not occur at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour.

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