Tragic Crash in Coral Springs Kills One
CORAL SPRINGS, FL- Tapinto.net, a woman, was killed in a car crash in Coral Springs. The incident took place when a car struck a 96-year-old woman and another pedestrian. The incident occurred in the later evening, and the elderly victim later died.*
The crash is still under investigation, and police are looking for witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information regarding the incident is being asked to contact the Coral Springs Traffic Homicide Investigators.
Pedestrian crashes are becoming tragically common throughout the United States. These incidents are killing more people now than at any point in time in the past three decades. The number of collisions that are occurring at night is increasing more rapidly than daytime pedestrian crashes. Driver visibility is one of the main issues in many of these collisions. Pedestrians are difficult to see in the road, and when drivers are traveling at high rates of speed, the motorist will often fail to see the victim until it is too late to stop and avoid striking the person.
One way that pedestrians may be safer in the future is if automakers manage to improve their pedestrian detecting technology. Currently, crash avoidance systems are being added to many new cars. Research shows that these systems are effective in many ways but are not yet working well at detecting pedestrians. The existing technology fails to detect people on the road at night or in bad weather. Given the fact that darkness is one of the main causes of pedestrian crashes, any system that fails to perform better than human drivers at detecting pedestrians in the road at night will not be capable of lowering the high number of fatal pedestrian incidents.
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Sources:https://www.tapinto.net/towns/coral-springs/sections/police-and-fire/articles/woman-96-died-from-injuries-in-coral-springs-car-crash and https://www.ghsa.org/resources/news-releases/pedestrians20