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Woman Dies in Tragic Crash in Scotland County, North Carolina


March 16, 2020

SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC- Wpde.com writes that a woman died from injuries she suffered in a head-on crash in Scotland County this week. The incident occurred on Highway 401 near the town of Laurinburg.*

According to reports, the victim crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle. The woman is reportedly from Marlboro County. The victim’s full identity has not been released because her next of kin has not yet been reached regarding the collision. Another individual was injured, but reports did not state the condition of that individual. 

Occupants in car crashes are dying in smaller numbers each year in the United States. While the small drops are an encouraging sign, there are still tens of thousands of people being killed in car accidents each year. Clearly, the high number of deaths is not acceptable.

Newer efforts to prevent traffic crashes include a shift in thinking. Under Vision Zero programs, no traffic fatalities can be accepted, and each one is considered a failure of the system. In order to prevent car crashes, many different strategies must be employed. Infrastructure changes can be made to cut the risk of a driver error leading to a deadly wreck. For instance, traffic barriers can be placed to prevent cars from crossing the center line on the road. Laws can be used to encourage safe driving. Lower speed limits and aggressive enforcement of traffic safety laws are important when it comes to cutting the number of wrecks. 

Currently, most of the decline in traffic fatalities likely has to do with improving crash prevention technology in cars. As cars become better at helping drivers navigate the road, fewer collisions are occurring. However, this technology is not yet advanced enough to prevent all accidents, and responsible drivers and carefully designed roads are needed to help save lives. 

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 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://wpde.com/news/local/marlboro-county-woman-killed-in-head-on-crash and https://visionzeronetwork.org/project/1673/ and https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/driver-assistance-technologies

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