Tragic Three-Car Crash Kills One on Raleigh Lagrange Road in Memphis, Tennessee (TN)
MEMPHIS, TN- Wmcactionnews5.com writes that a crash involving three vehicles killed one person on Raleigh-LaGrange Road this week. Two other individuals suffered severe life-threatening injuries in the collision as well. The surviving victims were only identified as a man and a woman, and both are reportedly in critical condition.*
Car crashes kill tens of thousands of Americans every year across the nation. In 2019, the United States experienced a small decline in such tragedies, and yet, 36,120 people died on the road. As compared to 2018, that number indicates a 1.2 percent drop or hundreds of fewer deaths than the previous year.
The number of miles traveled increased at the same time leading to the fatality rate hitting its second-lowest number since record-keeping began.
The only type of crash that increased was collisions involving large trucks. Those incidents went up by just one percent. Meanwhile, drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists all experienced drops in fatal collisions.
While crashes were most on the decline in 2020, Tennessee was in the one part of the country where fatal collisions increased rather than dropped last year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) divides the country into ten regions, and nine of those experienced a drop in crash-related deaths. The southeast, which in addition to Tennessee, includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, experienced a rise of two percent.
Drivers are being instructed to exercise caution by obeying speed limits, using their seatbelts, avoiding distractions, and only driving when sober.
While more needs to be done to further reduce the number of traffic deaths in the United States, the NHTSA writes that the number of overall fatalities dropped for three years straight suggesting a positive trend.
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