Deadly Accident on Alabama Roadway in Mobile Coutny, Alabama
MOBILE COUNTY, AL- Fox10tv.com writes that a deadly car crash took place in Semmes. The incident occurred on Schillinger Road at about 8:30 in the evening near Highway 98. One of the drivers was traveling northbound in a Jeep Cherokee collided headfirst into a Chevy Equinox heading southbound. Both drivers were carrying passengers. Everyone involved in the collision sustained injuries. Several of the victims were taken to University Hospital for treatment, but one of the passengers in the Equinox was killed in the collision and pronounced dead at the scene.*
According to studies, the number of people killed in traffic crashes in Alabama is increasing. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of individuals killed rose by nearly 25 percent. Some of the likely causes for the high traffic-related death toll in the state include increased speed limits, higher numbers of distracted drivers, and vehicle occupants failing to use seatbelts.
A study carried out by the University of Alabama showed that while about 90 percent of people in the state use their seatbelts, 403 of those killed in crashes in 2016 failed to buckle up. The number of high speed crashes also increased. Fatal accidents involving vehicles traveling 91 miles per hour or faster rise from 21 in 2015 to 33 in 2016. The higher the speed of a vehicle, the greater the risk that a collision will be deadly. In fact, for each additional 10 miles per hour, a vehicle is traveling the likelihood of an accident being deadly doubles.
Most accidents are fully avoidable. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 94 percent of all crashes are the result of human error. It is important to use seatbelts, avoid distractions, and to stay sober when driving.
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