Two Individuals Die in Tragic Accident in Lumberton, North Carolina
LUMBERTON, NC - According to an online news report at robesonian.com, the North Carolina Highway Patrol have identified a husband and wife who died in a two-vehicle accident earlier this week close to Lumberton, North Carolina.*
The deceased, a 78-year-old woman, and a man, aged 85, both from Meadow Road, were killed in the crash, per a trooper who conducted an investigation of the accident. Their son, a man, aged 52, also from Meadow Road, was seriously injured in the accident. He was airlifted to an area hospital for the treatment of severe injuries. His status at this time is not known.
Per the police report, the woman was operating a Subaru Outback going southbound on Howell Road in the mid-afternoon. She ran a stop sign and was hit on the driver’s side of vehicle by a Dodge Ram that was transporting 5 occupants. None of these individuals sustained serious injuries. The driver of the Dodge Ram is a 35-year-old woman, from Regan Church Road, who was carrying four children in her vehicle. It appears that the 78-year-old woman was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. No charges have been filed in this case. The accident occurred approximately 5 miles from Lumberton. Both vehicles involved in the accident were completely destroyed.
According to a study, close to 700,000 accidents that were reported to police on an annual basis occurred at stop signs. The purpose of the study was to obtain a better understanding of accidents that happen at stop signs and to identify measures to prevent them.
Nearly 700,000 police-reported motor vehicle crashes occur annually at stop signs, and approximately one-third of these crashes involve injuries. The purpose of this study was to develop a better understanding of the crashes that occur at stop signs and to identify potential countermeasures. The results of the study indicate that stop sign infractions account for approximately 70% of all accidents. These typically are accidents involving angular collisions. Among accidents not involving stop sign violations, 12% were rear-end crashes.
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