Woman Killed in Tragic Crash in Greenville, North Carolina (NC)
GREENVILLE, NC- Witn.com writes that a woman died in the evening this week in a crash that occurred in Greenville. The victim died at the scene of the two-vehicle wreck.*
The woman was driving northbound in an SUV when she crossed over the centerline and collided with a pickup truck. The SUV then ran off the roadway and rolled over before landing in a ditch. The victim was declared dead at the scene in the early evening; she was later identified as a 29-year-old woman. A dog was ejected from the pickup truck and died at the scene as well.
Rollover crashes are extremely deadly. While only about three percent of severe crashes involve a rollover, about 30 percent of deadly collisions involve rollovers. Some vehicle designs create a greater risk of an automobile rolling over. For instance, SUVs and pickup trucks are more prone to these crashes because they are top-heavy.
When it comes to avoiding dying in a rollover crash, newer vehicles are better. Also, occupants who use their seatbelts are protected from being thrown around in the event of a rollover. Seatbelts are the best way to avoid being ejected in these instances as well. Ejections are extremely deadly and result in death about 75 percent of the time. Drivers are less likely to be killed in a rollover if they travel at lower speeds. More of these crashes occur on country roads where the speed limit is higher. Ensuring tires are in good shape can also lower the chances of being involved in a rollover. Drivers should avoid overloading their vehicles as well.
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