Man Killed in Four-Vehicle Crash in Florida
MADISON COUNTY, FL. – As reported online by wtxl.com, a man was killed in a four-vehicle crash in Madison County, Florida. Two other people were injured in the crash.*
A Ford Edge and a Hyundai Genesis were traveling southbound on NE Collin Kelly Highway in Madison County. Near Bayberry Road, the Ford rear-ended the Hyundai, sending the Hyundai into northbound traffic, where it collided with a Toyota 4Runner and a fourth vehicle.
The driver of the Ford, who has not been identified, was not injured. The driver of the Toyota suffered minor injuries, and the driver of the Hyundai suffered serious injuries. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment. They have not been identified.
The driver of the fourth car, 61-year-old Eddie Smith, of Perry, Florida, died in the crash. The make and model of Smith’s vehicle was not reported. Smith was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, according to officials, as were the other three drivers.
Florida Highway Patrol, the Madison Fire Department, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and Madison Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Florida Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation, and Troopers believe charges will be filed in the case.
According to an article from The Washington Post, about 1.7 million rear-end collisions occur in the United States every year. These are the most common type of vehicle accident in the nation, leading to 1,700 deaths and 500,000 injuries annually. The National Transportation Safety Board estimates that 80 percent of these collisions could be avoided with collision-avoidance systems, like emergency braking systems, available today on many types of vehicles. The NTSB has been encouraging car manufacturers to make these systems standard in all vehicles.
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