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Tragic Crash Reported on Anderson Road in Mulberry, Florida (FL)


July 12, 2020

MULBERRY, FL- Dailyridge.com writes that a deadly crash took place in Mulberry this week. The incident reportedly occurred at the intersection of Anderson Road and Nichols Road in the late afternoon.*

One of the involved individuals died in the crash, and the other sustained injuries. The Polk County Sherriff’s Office is directing the investigation.

Car accidents killed about 36,560 people in America in 2019. The early reports indicate that this massive number of fatalities is actually a decline as compared to the last few years. Data suggests that in 2019, 440 fewer deaths occurred in traffic incidents than in 2019, demonstrating a 1.2 percent decline. 

The statistics also show a decrease in the number of people killed per miles traveled. In 2018, the average number of deaths per 100 million miles was 1.13. In 2019, that number dropped to 1.1.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration divides the country into ten regions. The figures suggest that all but one region saw drops in fatal crashes last year. The southeast experienced a two percent rise in deaths. States that make up the southeast region include Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee. 

In terms of victim categories, most also dropped in 2019. Driver deaths were down three percent, and passenger fatalities declined by four percent. Motorcycle fatalities decreased by one percent. Deadly pedestrian collisions dropped by two percent, and cyclist deaths dropped three percent. 

The only area in which crash deaths increased was large trucks. 

Most crashes are caused by driver errors. The NHTSA advises motorists to follow posted speed limits, use their seatbelts, avoid distractions, and stay sober. 

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.dailyridge.com/en/2020/07/07/polk-deputies-currently-investigating-fatal-crash-in-mulberry/

https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/05/05/southeast-the-only-region-to-see-an-increase-in-traffic-fatalities-new-nhtsa-data-shows/

https://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/early-estimates-traffic-fatalities-2019#:~:text=A%20statistical%20projection%20of%20traffic,VMT)%20increased%20by%200.9%25.


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