Two Crashes Take Place in North Platte Thursday
NORTH PLATTE- The nptelegraph.com write that officers were called to the scene of two crashes. One of the crashes involved a woman from Georgia who was traveling in a green vehicle. The 68-year-old woman was taken to Great Plains Health for treatment following the crash which occurred in the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 83.*
The crash took place at the intersection with Walker Road when the woman’s vehicle was stopped at a red light and struck be a silver SUV a little before 10 in the morning.*
The driver of the SUV had not seen the light because he or she had passed a semi-truck while approaching the intersection. The driver of the SUV did not suffer any injuries in the collision. There were no passengers traveling with either of the involved drivers.
A second crash took place a few hours later on South Jeffers Street. The police were called to the scene at around 12:40 p.m. a green vehicle was traveling south and stopped due to heavy traffic. The vehicle behind the green car failed to notice traffic slowing downand stuck the back of the green car.
Police reported that a woman involved in the collision sustained injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.
Rear-end crashes are a common type of collision that takes place about 1.7 million times every year in the United States. These accidents cause 17,000 deaths annually. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), collision avoidance systems could eliminate a high number of these accidents and save thousands of livesevery year. The NTSB recommends that these systems be installed in all vehicles automatically in the same way that every vehicle is equipped with seatbelts. About 87 percent of rear-end crashes are the result of drivers failing to pay attention meaning that the technology could be a good way to improve roadway safety.
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