Passenger Ejected, Airlifted From Site of I-75 Crash in Florida
ALACHUA, FL. – According to an online news report from wcjb.com, a passenger in a van was ejected during a vehicle crash December 15 was airlifted from the crash site, which was on Interstate 75 in Alachua, Florida.*
The crash occurred sometime on December 15, near mile marker 401 on I-75 in Alachua. A van traveling southbound experienced a tire blowout, and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The van then rolled over multiple times. No other vehicles were involved.
There were eight people in the van at the time, one of whom was ejected during the crash. This passenger was transported via helicopter to UF Health Shands hospital with critical injuries. The other seven occupants of the van were transported to a local hospital via ambulance. None of the victims has been identified.
Officials are still investigating the crash and have not yet released additional information.
According to an article from Forbes, one in five accidents involve single-vehicle roadway departures. More than 8,000 people in the United States die each year in single-vehicle rollover crashes. Many of these accidents involve alcohol or drugs, speeding, or medical emergencies. Sometimes, drivers suffer medical complications while driving, during which they become unconscious or unable to continue driving and crash their vehicles.
Inattentive driving is also a large factor in these types of crashes. People distracted behind the wheel are 75 percent more likely to be involved in fatal, single-vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Run-off-the-road accidents tend to occur more often with older drivers or teen drivers, though drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in fatal accidents starting at age 65.
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