Tragic Crash Kills Firefighter in Moore County, North Carolina
RALEIGH, NC- Thepilot.com writes that a firefighter died in a car crash late last week on NC 690. The 20-year-old victim was returning after attending a training in Spring Lake when he drove over the centerline on the highway and was involved in a head-on wreck with another vehicle.*
The other driver, identified only as a woman, was also injured in the crash. Responders transported the injured woman to the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. The condition of the other driver is not yet known. The victim was a graduate of the Union Pines High School and went to the Sandhills Community College to receive his firefighter certification. After serving as a volunteer with the Carthage Fire and Rescue, the young man joined the Spring Lake Fire Department as a fulltime firefighter. The funeral procession included trucks from both of the fire stations. The town is helping the family work with the Fallen Firefighters Foundation to receive assistance.
Head-on collisions can happen in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, many roads throughout the nation are designed without barriers that could prevent these types of instances from occurring. Studies indicate that when cars travel at about 43-miles-per-hour, they create a high risk of fatalities if involved in a head-on wreck. Safety experts have argued for lower speed limits or for medians on roadways with higher speed limits given the unreasonable risk of tragic collisions on undivided roadways with high-speed limits. Sadly, road design often fails to take into account research efforts that could make our streets far safer for everyone involved. On an undivided road, a driver who is distracted for a mere second can easily enter oncoming traffic with deadly results.
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Sources:https://www.thepilot.com/news/fallen-firefighter-mourned-after-deadly-crash-in-moore-county/article_7b691d32-477a-11ea-813b-6b8e8d2a60c9.html and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/