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Fatal Crash Tragically Kills One on Florida Turnpike


February 10, 2020

ORLANDO, FL- Fox35orlando.com writes that a collision in the southbound lanes on the Florida Turnpike killed at least one person and injured four others. The incident took place early this week and led to the closure of all southbound lanes of traffic. Rescue workers arrived on the scene and reportedly worked to remove entrapped victims from their cars. The incident involved seven vehicles. The cause of the wreck is not yet known. * 

Multiple vehicle crashes are often the result of a chain reaction. In many cases, especially on high-speed roadways, cars may be traveling too close to one another to be capable of stopping in an emergency. In these instances, one collision can cause multiple vehicles to strike the already disabled cars. When multiple impacts are at play in a wreck, the consequences can be severe and, in many instances, deadly. A first collision may cause airbags to deploy and can compromise other safety features. Once airbags have deployed, they will not be available in subsequent impacts. In these instances, the life-saving technology will be useless, and occupants could end up suffering injuries from impacting hard interior parts of the vehicle.

Some manufacturers are addressing this issue by developing multiple-deploy airbags. These new safety features may help drivers and occupants in crashes involving several strikes. By some estimates, about a third of all crashes involved multiple impacts. Chain-reaction crashes are one form of this, but in other cases, a first impact could push a car off the road and into a tree, or cause a rollover. Kia and Hyundai are working to develop these features, which will recalibrate and determine the occupants’ location following the first impact in order to deploy when needed on the next impact. 

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.fox35orlando.com/news/at-least-one-dead-in-multi-car-crash-on-florida-turnpike-near-sr-50 and https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/hyundai-developing-secondary-airbags-to-deploy-in-multi-impact-collision


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