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Tragic Crash Reported on Nova Road in Port Orange, Florida (FL)


August 12, 2020

PORT ORANGE, FL- Clickorlando.com writes that a crash occurred overnight between two vehicles. The incident left one person dead. According to reports, the victim died at the crash scene.*

The wreck happened on Nova Road near its intersection with Madeline Avenue. The people in the other vehicle were also injured in the incident and were transported to a nearby hospital. 

The Port Orange Police Department is carrying out the investigation. No information has been released regarding what led to the tragic collision. 

Police are requesting witnesses or others with information relevant to the investigation to come forward. 

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) lists the crash rates for all 50 states. The numbers indicate that Florida has a higher rate of deadly crashes per mile driven and relevant to a population size that the average for the nation as a whole. Based on data from 2018, the IIHS states that nationally there were 11.2 car accident-related fatalities per every 100,000 people, and 1.13 deaths for every 100 million miles traveled. In Florida, there were 14.7 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.41 fatalities per 100 million miles. The state with the worst per capita death rate was Mississippi where 22.2 people per every 100,000 lost their lives in traffic violence. On the other end of the spectrum was the District of Columbia, with just 4.4 fatalities for every 100,000 people. 

South Carolina had the highest number of fatalities per miles traveled with 1.83 per every 100 million miles. Massachusetts had just .54 per every 100 million miles traveled. 

Sadly, in 2019, the southeastern states saw a rise in vehicle-related deaths, even as other parts of the nation experienced a decline in traffic fatalities. 

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.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/08/08/fatal-crash-in-port-orange-leaves-one-dead-officials-ask-for-publics-help/

https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/state-by-state

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


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