Police Officer and Two Others Suffer Injuries in Davie, Florida Collision
DAVIE, FL- Local10.com writes that a crash occurred on State Road 818 over the weekend. The incident involved a state trooper and two other vehicles. Reports indicate that a Honda was driving west when it struck a Ford. The Ford and the police vehicle then collided while the officer was trying to make a right turn. The police car then struck the Honda. All three of the drivers were transported to the Memorial Hospital Pembroke, where they are being treated for their injuries.*
The report did not indicate the severity of any of the injuries or whether charges are likely to be filed in relation to the wreck.
Secondary crashes are common because when one incident occurs, there is a chance of the cars being pushed into other lanes, or of cars following too closely to be unable to stop before striking the cars involved in the first collision. These incidents can be extremely deadly when drivers are traveling at high speeds because, at the second or third collision, the cars will likely be damaged and potentially in awkward positions.
Safety features such as the crumple zone or the airbags may have been effective in a first impact, but will not be capable of absorbing forces if the same vehicle is struck again. While airbags capable of deploying multiple times are now being developed, most cars do not have this feature. Of course, if a car is struck and spins, the second impact could hit the vehicle as a side impact, meaning it will occur where little space is between the point of impact and the person inside of the vehicle. In these instances, there is a greater risk to the people in the vehicle.
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Sources:https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/01/trooper-one-of-3-hospitalized-following-crash-in-davie/?outputType=amp and https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/hyundai-developing-secondary-airbags-to-deploy-in-multi-impact-collision and https://www.economical.com/en/blog/economical-blog/july-2017/how-crumple-zones-reduce-the-impact-of-a-collision