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Tragic Crash Kills One on Interstate 95 Close to Boyton Beach, Florida (FL)


July 09, 2020

BOYTON BEACH, FL- Wflx.com writes that a crash occurred this week in Boyton Beach that left one person dead. Reports indicate that the car in which the victim was traveling was heading northbound when the accident took place in the middle of the afternoon. The wreck led to the closure of all four lanes for hours while investigators worked at the site.*

The cause of the collision is not known at this time. No further information was released regarding the identity of the victim or cause of the crash.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that 36,560 people were killed in crashes in the United States in 2018. Many driving behaviors lead to a high number of crash-related deaths witnessed in the nation. For instance, speeding, alcohol, and failure to use a seatbelt are all common causes of crash-related deaths. These types of accidents are all entirely preventable.

While the death toll from traffic violence remains unacceptably high across the country, 2018 did exhibit a drop in deaths as compared to the prior year. 

Deaths increased for several years, but overall, the number of people killed in crashes has been dropping since 1975. Also, during the same period, the population has been on the rise. As a result, the number of crashes per capita is now significantly lower than it was in past decades. In fact, as compared to 1975, the per capita death rate of 2018 declined by about one half. 

The majority of fatalities are occupants of passenger vehicles who accounted for 63 percent of deaths. Seventeen percent of those killed in 2018 were pedestrians; fourteen percent were motorcyclists, cyclists accounted for two percent, as did occupants of large trucks. 

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 a 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://www.wflx.com/2020/07/05/person-killed-after-crash-northbound-i-near-boynton-beach/

https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/yearly-snapshot


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