One Dead and Two Injured in Tragic Crash on Interstate 75
TN- The clevelandbanner.com writes that a tragic three-vehicle wreck led to one person dying and two severe suffering injuries this week. The wreck occurred on Interstate 75 close to Exit 27 in the late morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a 2019 Buick was traveling northbound when it crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic and collided with a 2012 Ford F-150.*
The 71-year-old Monroe, Georgia woman driving the Buick, died in the crash. A 47-year-old man from Winchester and a passenger who were in the Ford both suffered injuries in the impact. A Nissan Xterra driven by a 23-year-old was also involved in the incident.
Reports indicate that all of the people in the collision had their seatbelts on at the time of the crash.
The southbound lanes of the road were closed for several hours, along with one of the northbound lanes.
Car crash fatalities dropped in 2018 by about 1,000. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) writes that crash avoidance technology is being used to reduce the number of deadly collisions that occur each year on the road. So-called “real-world benefits” have been observed for avoiding front-end collisions, lane departures, rear crash prevention, and blind-spot detection systems.
One report indicated that single-vehicle, head-on, and sideswipe collisions are lowered about eleven percent through the use of warning systems. Injury-causing wrecks dropped by 21 percent in these scenarios as well. Tens of thousands of vehicle accident-related injuries could be prevented if all cars had such systems.
Still, the technology has some drawbacks. People do not always trust or activate the technology, and in some studies, vehicles with front end crash avoidance systems that automatically brake are more likely to be rear-ended.
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