Tragic Collision in Salisbury Kills One in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC)
CHARLOTTE, NC- Wbtv.com writes that a deadly crash took place in Salisbury this week that left one person dead. Reports state that the evening incident occurred on North Main Street.*
Reports indicate that a 2013 Chevrolet Captiva was driving on North Main Street at what police described as a “high rate of speed.” According to witnesses, the car then went airborne when it got to the railroad tracks, before crashing back to the ground.
The Captiva then veered across the center of the road and into oncoming traffic. The Captiva and a 2006 Toyota Avalon then collided head-on. The victim, who was in the Captiva, died at the crash site.
Speed is a major factor in determining the severity of collisions. In the United States, speed-related crashes killed 9,378 people in 2018. While a death toll of far more than 9,000 people caused by speeding motorists is far too many, it does represent a drop in such wrecks as compared to the previous year. In viewing numbers from 2017 versus those from 2018, there was a drop in deadly wrecks cause by speeding motorists of six percent.
When a driver is speeding, they create a large number of risks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that when a driver speeds, they create a significant danger of losing control over their vehicle. The protection equipment in a car is also less effective at higher speeds meaning occupants are at a greater risk of injury or death in the event of a crash. Drivers will also have less time to stop their car in an emergency if they are traveling at a higher speed. Speeding is also considered a form of aggressive driving that puts everyone on the road at risk.
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