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One Killed in Tragic Crash on Interstate 85 in Alabama


March 19, 2020

MONTGOMERY, AL- Wsfa.com writes that one person was killed in a multiple-vehicle wreck in Alabama. The incident took place on Interstate 85 in the southbound lanes over the weekend. The crash occurred close to Montgomery.*

The victim was a 29-year-old woman who was traveling in a 2018 Toyota Corolla. The victim’s car and a 2008 Chrysler Town and County van collided. After the initial impact, several other cars struck the Corolla. The other vehicles involved included a 2013 Lincoln MKX, a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, and a 2012 Dodge Ram. Responders declared the victim dead at the scene. The road was closed while troopers worked to clear the scene. 

Multiple impact crashes are a challenge because most safety equipment in a car is designed to protect occupants in only one collision. This is a massive problem when it comes to vehicle safety because many collisions involve more than one impact. Multiple impact crashes include those in which multiple crashes occur between cars, but also those in which a car strikes another vehicle and then an object, or where the car flips onto its roof. Research indicates that anywhere from one-quarter of all crashes to 40 percent of collisions involve more than one impact. 

While current vehicles are not ready to handle a second or additional crash after the first collision, in the near future, cars will likely be prepared to protect occupants in this common situation. 

One way your future automobile may be able to keep you safer is by having airbags that deploy multiple times and at the correct time. Another feature is post-crash braking technology, which will activate following a collision in order to prevent the car from ricocheting into another lane of traffic. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:

https://www.wsfa.com/2020/03/15/dead-roadway-closed-after-multi-vehicle-crash-i-sb-montgomery/

https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/hyundai-developing-secondary-airbags-to-deploy-in-multi-impact-collision

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/new-airbags-accidents-crash-safety-ratings/


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