Two Hospitalized Following Crash in Miami
MIAMI, FL- Wsvn.com writes that rush hour delays were caused by a significant collision in the morning at the intersection of 29th Street and Northwest 10th Avenue. Two vehicles were involved in the incident, and one of the victims was trapped inside her car. The woman’s vehicle overturned and ended up in the front yard of a home.*
Witnesses stated that they saw the woman trapped in the vehicle. One local said that the victim was trying to get out of the car but could not move. He said that he spoke to her and tried to calm her down until responders arrived on the scene.
The fire department stated that they had to remove the whole side of the vehicle in order to get the woman out of the car and rush her to the hospital.
In total, three people were involved in the collision, and two people were hospitalized. At least one of the individuals is in critical condition. It is not clear how the incident occurred.
Many crashes take place at intersections because when roads meet, cars are traveling in numerous different directions. The result is that one mistake can lead to a severe crash, including a side impact or T-bone wreck. These instances often lead to serious injuries because cars are not as well protected from impacts on their sides as they are on their front or back. The side of a vehicle does not have a crumple zone in place, which would greatly reduce the forces on the occupants. The impact, therefore, occurs very close to the location where the people are sitting. Side airbags are effective at reducing the risk of death in these crashes, and consumers should opt for vehicles with this feature.
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Sources:https://wsvn.com/news/local/2-taken-to-hospital-following-car-crash-in-miami/ and https://www.iihs.org/topics/airbags and https://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/crumple-zone.htm