Crash on Interstate 95 Causes Delays in St. Johns County, Florida
ST. JOHNS, FL- News4jax.com writes that one pickup truck and two large trucks were involved in a crash on Interstate 95. The incident led to lane closures that lasted for many hours in part because one of the trucks spilled fuel across the roadway. A fire took place while crews were clearing the scene leading to further delays.*
Two of the drivers involved in the collision were transported to the Flagler Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Reports indicate that a large truck rear-ended another semi in the early morning. The pickup truck then ran into the back of the tractor-trailer that was in the back of the two large trucks. Trucks brought sand to the location to cover the road where the fuel had spilled.
Rear-end crashes take place most often because of inattentive motorists. If traffic slows down for a red light or an earlier accident, and a driver is not watching the road ahead, he or she can easily miss the brake lights and collide with the back of another vehicle. Speeding or following other vehicles too closely can also be a problem in these incidents as the drivers may not be able to slow down quickly enough to avoid an impact.
While rear-end crashes are often minor incidents, in more severe cases, they lead to fatalities. About 1,700 people die in these entirely preventable wrecks each year.
Crash avoidance systems will likely help prevent many of these incidents from ever occurring. Modern systems can brake to avoid a rear-end collision in many cases, even if the driver fails to react. Of course, most cars on the road are older and lack the newest crash avoidance technology meaning it will take years before most vehicles on the road are avoiding such collisions. Paying attention to the road is still necessary for all drivers.
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Sources:https://www.news4jax.com/traffic/2020/03/03/major-accident-shuts-down-six-miles-of-interstate-95-northbound-during-morning-rush/?outputType=amp and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/06/18/this-simple-technology-could-cut-deadly-rear-end-car-crashes-by-80-percent/