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Crash Injures Fire Captain on US 1 in Marathon, Florida (FL)


July 12, 2020

Marathon, FL- Cbs12.com writes that a fire captain, suffered severe injuries in a wreck this week that occurred in Marathon, Florida. The Boynton Beach firefighter and his family all suffered injuries in the afternoon crash.*

According to the Monroe Country Sherriff’s Officer, the collision took place on US 1 and involved three vehicles. A box truck and a pickup truck struck one another head-on. It is not clear how the third vehicle was involved in the crash. No information is currently available regarding the cause of the crash or the conditions of the victims. Reports indicate that responders transported two people to the hospital via airlift. Boynton Beach Fire and Rescue released a statement regarding the incident and expressed thanks to the community for their support.An image taken at the scene shows a severely mangled black pickup truck that appears to have been pushed off the roadway and into a pole. 

According to a study carried out in Georgia, head-on collisions are the deadliest type of crash. The research indicated that 37.8 percent of fatal crashes involved head-on or angled impacts. The percent of fatal multiple vehicles crashes that involved head-on or an angled impact was even higher at 83.5 percent. 

The single deadliest type of impact is head-on, and 2.75 percent of people involved in such crashes died from their injuries. Rear-end crashes only result in fatal injuries .23 percent of the time. While angle crashes killed more people overall than did head-on impacts, they were also far more common. The study documented 247,800 side-impact collisions and just 20,680 head-on crashes. The percent of those killed in angle crashes was .95, which means head-on crashes are close to three times as likely to result in death as an angled impact, which is the second deadliest type of wreck. 

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Sources:

https://cbs12.com/news/local/boynton-beach-fire-captain-hurt-in-crash-in-the-florida-keys

https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/statistics/mannerofcollision.pdf


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