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Four-Vehicle Collision Reported on US 1 in Brevard County, Florida


March 21, 2020

BREVARD COUNTY, FL- FloridaToday.com writes that a collision occurred on US 1 this week, leading to three people suffering injuries. The mid-afternoon wreck severely damaged all of the involved vehicles and closed down the roadway's northbound lanes of traffic.*

Chain-reaction crashes are collisions that involve multiple vehicles. When it comes to fast-moving vehicles, one wreck can instantly result in multiple impacts as drivers may find that they do not have the time to stop to avoid the crashing vehicles, or because a car is pushed into other lanes of traffic. 

In many cases, a driver can avoid being involved in a secondary impact by giving space to the drivers ahead of them, and by traveling at a safe speed for the road and the road conditions. If a crash occurred in front of a motorist, leaving enough space can mean the ability to slow down and stop, versus striking those cars. 

When a driver is involved in a collision, it is important to remember that more than one impact may occur. Sometimes the crashes will take place back to back, but on other occasions, minutes or more may pass before an inattentive driver fails to see the wreckage and collides with the disabled cars a second or subsequent time. 

One newer safety feature that may help in these events are multiple deploy airbags. In most cars, once the airbag deploys, it will not function again, meaning that the occupants will not have this protective feature in a second impact. Given how often a crash will involve several impacts, multiple deploy airbags could be a life-saving new feature in automobiles. Drivers should also remember that after a collision, they should not get out of a car or unbuckle themselves right away as this will make them more vulnerable in a second impact as well. 

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://amp.floridatoday.com/amp/4977657002 and https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/new-airbags-accidents-crash-safety-ratings/


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