One Killed in Tragic Crash in Durham, North Carolina (NC)
DURHAM, NC- Mwakilishi.com writes that a crash took place this week in Durham, North Carolina, that left one person dead. The victim was a 28-year-old man from Kenya. The victim was operating a truck when it collided with a bus. The man died at the scene of the wreck.*
Four others were injured in the crash, including the driver of the bus and three passengers. So far, no charges have been filed in relation to the collision. It is not clear what caused the impact. Investigators do not suspect that alcohol or speeding were factors.
Two days before the tragic incident, two Kenyans died in a separate collision in Delaware. The victims in that incident included a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old man. In that collision, the 25-year-old was driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata when he veered into oncoming traffic and struck a Chevrolet Suburban head-on. The driver in the Suburban died as well.
Data indicates that just two percent of all crashes involve head-on impacts. Still, those wrecks carry a particularly high rate of fatal injuries. Head-on crashes tend to be some of the most severe types of accidents on the road.
Traffic barriers, which are made from cables, or concrete, often are installed in an effort to prevent head-on impacts from taking place. In some instances, these barriers become a problem in their own right because cars sometimes collide with the barriers leading to some significant collisions. Still, such wrecks are typically less dramatic than would be a head-on crash between two vehicles traveling at high speeds.
In the case of wrong-way crashes, drivers do enter divided roadways heading against the flow of traffic. These rare crashes are some of the deadliest as they tend to involve higher speeds.
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