Driver Killed in Tragic Crash on Interstate 95 in South Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA- Sun-sentinel.com writes that a driver died in a tragic collision on Interstate 95 earlier this week. The eighteen-year-old victim was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry southbound on the interstate when he lost control of the vehicle near the exit at Sample Road.*
Three passengers were riding in the cars as well, and all suffered injuries in the early morning wreck. While the police do not yet know the cause of the crash, the report states that the driver did not operate the vehicle in a “safe and prudent manner.” The Camry seems to have swerved and then rotated, traveling across lanes of traffic before striking a guardrail. The impact caused one of the occupants to be ejected from the vehicle. The car then overturned and landed on its left side before falling back onto its tires. Responders rushed all four occupants to the Broward Health North, where the driver was declared dead. The other three individuals sustained severe injuries in the crash as well. The other three victims were described as three men - 19, 19, and 18.
Police stated that alcohol was not a factor in the deadly crash. Many fatal crashes involve just one vehicle. Rollovers are some of the deadliest collisions on the road, and more often than not, they involve just one vehicle. While these collisions only cause about three percent of all crashes, nearly one in three fatal accidents is caused by a rollover. Typically, SUVs and other taller vehicles are associated with vehicle rollovers, but any car can overturn. Ejections are one of the main reasons that these crashes cause so many deaths. Wearing a seatbelt is the best way to prevent being thrown from a car.
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Sources:https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/transportation/fl-ne-tuesday-traffic-20200121-v7dbdwbh45aonmk2tjk55wndjy-story.html?int=lat_digitaladshouse_bx-modal_acquisition-subscriber_ngux_display-ad-interstitial_bx-bonus-story and https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/02/rollover-101/index.htm