Wrong-Way Crash in Collier County Kills Three in Collier County, Florida
COLLIER COUNTY, FL- Nbc-2.com writes that three people died in a collision that occurred on SR-82 this week. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the crash took place because a Jeep Wrangler was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes in the middle of the night. The Jeep ran head-on into a Jaguar that was traveling the correct direction. The vehicles both caught on fire after the impact.*
The crash killed one person in the Jeep and two in the Jaguar. Police have not released the names of the victims. The authorities closed SR-82 throughout the investigation.
Wrong-way crashes are categorized as those involving a vehicle that is traveling the wrong direction on a divided highway or interstate. This means, for these collisions to happen, one of the drivers must have entered the road on an exit ramp or made some similar kind of mistake. These crashes are rare, but when they do occur, they are often deadly. Divided highways have high-speed limits meaning that a head-on collision between two fast-moving vehicles is likely. The forces involved in these crashes are devastating. In fact, head-on crashes become extremely deadly when vehicles are moving above 43 miles per hour.
Roads are designed to prevent these types of horrific accidents. When a driver manages to get onto a divided road traveling the wrong way, the cause is often that the individual was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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