Police Car Involved in Multiple Vehicle Crash in North Carolina
NC- Statesville.com writes that a three-vehicle collision took place on Wilkesboro Highway over the weekend. The police officer was driving southbound in the late morning when he rear-ended another car. The vehicle was pushed into another vehicle from the impact. The officer stated that he was looking at another vehicle and did not notice that traffic had slowed down.*
Rear-end collisions are common types of crashes, which are often the result of an inattentive driver. These wrecks are largely avoidable, but even a momentary distraction can lead to such events.
When it comes to distracted driving, we typically think of people who are texting while driving or otherwise using their phones while behind the wheel. Certainly, cell phones are a major cause of distracted driving and car crashes in the United States. Texting, in particular, has become a massive problem on the road and has been connected to many deadly wrecks. Phones are not the only source of distractions, though. In many cases, distracted driving incidents are caused by drivers who are involved in seemingly innocuous behaviors. A driver who is changing the radio or eating may not be entirely focused on the road ahead.
Rubbernecking, which occurs when a driver is looking at the scene of an earlier crash, is also a cause of distracted driving and car crashes. Sadly, drivers looking at the misfortune of other motorists sometimes become involved in collisions themselves. The important thing to remember is that when driving, your attention should always remain on the road ahead. Anything that takes your eyes or focus away from driving is a distraction and could result in a severe collision.
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Sources:https://www.statesville.com/news/local/highway-patrol-sergeant-involved-in-three-vehicle-crash-no-injuries/article_fc978f56-8942-5639-aee3-bf77a3e716b1.html and https://www.progressive.com/lifelanes/on-the-road/auto-rubbernecking/ and https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving