Woman Dies in Tragic Crash in Escambia County, Florida (FL)
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL- Wkrg.com writes that a woman died in a collision in Escambia County this week. The incident involved two cars that were on Mobile Highway in the late morning this week. The victim was identified as a 60-year-old woman from Pensacola.*
The woman's car was stopped at a stop sign on Webb Lane before she turned onto Mobile Highway and reportedly entered the path of another car. Responders rushed the victim to the Baptist Hospital, where she was declared dead a short while after the crash. The other driver also suffered injuries, and responders transported that individual to the Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment. Both of the motorists involved in the wreck were using their seatbelts at the time. Police are still investigating the crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of people who died in crashes in 2018 dropped by 2.4 percent as compared to the previous year. The numbers indicated two straight years of improving numbers. The news was seen as encouraging, but according to the NHTSA, far too many people are still dying in avoidable vehicle collisions. In fact, last year, 36, 560 people died in 2018, indicating that the death toll from car crashes remains extremely high.
When it comes to the reason for the drop in numbers, many say that it is largely thanks to improving safety features in cars. The advanced crash avoidance systems are helping to lower the number of crashes that occur each year. Early estimates from 2019 indicate that the same trend is likely to continue and that crash-related deaths may have dropped by about 3.4 percent last year as compared to 2018.
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