Woman Dies in Tragic Crash with School Bus in Midtown Mobile, Alabama
MOBILE, AL- Al.com writes that a two-vehicle crash occurred between an SUV and a school bus earlier this week in Mobile. The crash occurred near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Government Street early in the morning.*
Police report the SUV was traveling in the opposite lane before the driver lost control and the vehicle veered into oncoming traffic. The SUV and the school bus then collided head-on, killing the woman operating the SUV. The authorities reported that the victim was a 49-year-old woman. No one else was in the SUV at the time of the crash.
The bus was carrying students at the time, but no one on the larger vehicle suffered any injuries.
Head-on collisions are some of the most terrifying types of crashes on the road. Every year, this type of wreck kills thousands of people. In order to avoid being in one of these crashes, drivers should remain alert and focused on the road. Motorists should avoid getting behind the wheel when they are tired or otherwise not able to safely operate a vehicle. Of course, it is easy to tell drivers to stay responsible, but none of us has any control over the other people on the road.
When a driver veers into your lane, your best bet is to slow down and try to swerve to the right if it is safe and possible to do so. Unfortunately, making such judgment calls is difficult when it must be done in a fraction of a second. The slower the speed of the crash, the less severe the consequences will be, so never speed. Naturally, remember always to wear a seatbelt.
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Sources:https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2020/01/one-dead-several-injured-in-school-bus-crash-in-mobile.html and https://finishtodaytrafficschool.com/index.cfm?TrafficSchool=avoiding-a-head-on-collision