Crash Kills One on Highway 68 in High Point, North Carolina (NC)
HIGH POINT, NC- Myfox8.com writes that one person died in a collision in High Point that occurred this week during the early morning. The incident took place at the intersection of Highway 68 and Regency Drive.*
According to early reports, one of the involved vehicles was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on Highway 68. The other involved vehicle was attempting to turn left off of Highway 68 onto Regency Drive, and the two cars collided.
The impact caused the vehicle that had been traveling straight through the intersection to veer off the road’s right side and strike a light pole. The pole then crashed onto the top of the vehicle.
One of the involved drivers was declared dead at the scene of the crash and the other sustained injuries.
The report did not include the identities of the involved individuals.
Left turns are dangerous. In fact, while most of us think little about the risks of turning left, the reality is that this seemingly simple act is really complicated and puts us in a hazardous situation. In many places, officials have worked to minimize the number of left turns drivers take by changing road designs. In some instances, left-turn arrows can help make turning left less dangerous.
There are even some who claim that drivers should stop making left turns. While the suggestion may sound unreasonable, studies show that cutting out left turns, or at least most left turns, is not only safer but, on average, more efficient. Drivers can save time as fuel by selecting routes that avoid left turns. Even though the mileage may increase on such routes, cars are spending less time sitting idle.
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