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Chain Reaction Crash Closes I-95 in Robeson County, North Carolina


September 29, 2019

Robeson County, N.C. – Wpde.com writes that poor visibility on Saturday morning was likely the cause of a massive chain-reaction crash that caused the closure of Interstate 95's northbound lanes. The crash was caught on video by a truck driver traveling in the opposite direction.*

Reports indicate that smoke filling the air on the roadway, making it difficult to see anything on the road. The North Carolina Highway Patrol has not yet officially determined the cause of the crash. 

Chain reaction crashes typically take place on busy highways where vehicles are moving at high speeds. In situations with low visibility, the chances of vehicles following too close and not seeing the cars in front of them stop in time are fairly high. 

When these crashes occur, it can often be extremely difficult for the authorities to determine who or what was the actual cause of the crash.

Chain reaction collisions create unique risks for vehicle occupants as their vehicles’ safety features become compromised in the initial collision making them ineffective in subsequent impacts. Additionally, it can be extremely dangerous for the victims to exit their vehicles on a busy highway, especially when low visibility plays a role. The risks presented by these accidents make fatalities more likely. 

North Carolina has been struggling to reduce its number of fatal crashes. The state has one of the highest vehicle collision-related death rates in the country. A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that North Carolina fell behind only Texas, Florida, California, and Georgia in overall traffic fatalities in 2017.

Many of the state’s traffic deaths are the result of drunk driving, while speeding also played a major role in many accidents. Unfortunately, many North Carolinians are also failing to take one of the simplest precautions available to vehicle occupants because 61 percent of people killed in Charlotte were not using their seatbelts at the time.

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Source:https://wpde.com/news/local/multi-vehicle-crash-shuts-down-i-95-in-robeson-county

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