Crash Injures Four People in Charlotte, North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, NC- Wbtv.com writes that a crash injured four people in Charlotte, North Carolina, this week. The incident occurred on Interstate 485 Outer and involved multiple vehicles. The road was closed for several hours after the wreck and drivers commuting home from work were delayed.*
Reports indicate that four people were taken to nearby hospitals with injuries. The Charlotte Fire Department stated that drivers traveling through the area should use caution because there were emergency crews working at the scene.
Reports did not indicate what had led to the collision.
Rush hour can be a dangerous time to be on the road. Statistics indicate that evening rush hour is more dangerous than the morning commute, although the reason why is not entirely clear.
Any time that there are more vehicles on the road, the risk of a crash increases. Drivers who are commuting home from work should try to stay calm as frustrated and aggressive driving can increase the chances of a crash. Behaviors such as speeding, following other motorists too closely or trying to pass other drivers, are forms of aggressive driving that increase the risk of an accident.
If a driver feels that their temper is getting the better of them, it is important to try to stay calm and alert. If a driver causes a crash, the delays will be much worse than those caused by the traffic alone. In fact, many delays are caused by crashes and by drivers looking at the scene of an earlier incident. This behavior, which is known as “rubbernecking,” not only causes longer traffic delays but also is considered a form of distracted driving. While it might be human nature to turn to look at a crash, stealing a glance might end up causing a secondary collision.
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Sources:https://www.wbtv.com/2020/02/21/part-i-outer-closed-due-serious-crash/ and https://www.progressive.com/lifelanes/on-the-road/auto-rubbernecking/ and https://www.carwise.com/blog/2019/05/12/when-are-the-most-dangerous-days-and-times-to-drive/ and https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-aggressive-driving