Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-10 in Madison County Results in One Fatality
MADISON COUNTY, FL – As reported in an online news article published by www.wtxl.com, one person is dead following a multi-vehicle accident on I-10.*
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a multi-vehicle accident that left one person dead. The late-evening accident happened on eastbound I-10 near mile marker 240 in Madison County.
According to the FHP, a Camry traveling eastbound on I-10 crashed into the front of a Chevy Tahoe. Following the collision, the driver of the Camry was attempting to exit the vehicle when a third vehicle passing by slammed into the Camry and the driver. The third vehicle went on to strike 2 additional vehicles that were parked on the south shoulder of the road.
The FHP indicates that the driver of the Camry was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Chevy Tahoe was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The Dangers of Highway Shoulder Accidents
Vehicles stopped on highways are always at risk of being struck by passing vehicles traveling at high rates of speed. State troopers and other emergency personnel realize this risk all too well. One out-of-control vehicle can end a person’s life in the blink of an eye. Highway shoulders are even more dangerous when the shoulder lane off the highway is not very wide, providing little room and protection for parked vehicles.
Many highway fatalities involve drivers or passengers who are parked on the shoulder of the highway, tending to another car accident, dealing with car trouble, or simply pulling off the highway to rest (although it’s never a good idea to rest on the side of a highway).
While drivers and passengers in parked vehicles should do all they can to avoid being a sitting duck on the side of a highway, sometimes there is nowhere else to go other than the shoulder of a highway. As such, passing drivers have a responsibility to safely drive around those who may be parked because of a prior car accident, because of car trouble, or for any other reason.
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