Woman Dies in Collision in Loudon County, Tennessee
LOUDON COUNTY, TN- Knoxnews.com writes that a woman died in a car accident on Interstate 40 on Thursday, January 10, 2018. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Brandie Giblin of Murfreesboro. Giblin was driving a 2009 Honda Accord, and it drifted off the roadway and struck a utility pole.*
The collision took place a little before 9in the evening. A passenger in the vehicle, Stephen Cole, 31, suffered injuries in the collision. As of Friday morning, Cole’s condition had not been reported.
Police reports indicate that Giblin was not using a seat belt when the collision took place.
Alcohol is not believed to have been a reason for theaccident.
Fixed object crashes cause many fatalities in the United States. These accidents occur when a driver leaves the roadway and hits an object located along the side. The object that is involved in more fixed object incidents than any other is a tree. Following trees, utility poles are the next most frequently struck objects.
While drivers can avoid most of these incidents by traveling at a safe speed and staying focused on the road, it is also important that road design factor in the deadly risks associated with fixed object crashes. The best way to keep drivers safe is to avoid placing objects near the road whenever it is possible to place the object elsewhere.
Additionally, anyone traveling in a vehicle should use their seatbelt at all times. Vehicle occupants who fail to use their seat belts face the risk of being thrown from a vehicle, which is a scenario that is most often deadly. When vehicles are equipped with airbags, it is important to use a seat belt because the airbags deploy where they will best protect a person who is where they should be based on their seat belt isfastened.
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