Hit-an-Run Driver Kills Motorcyclist in Tragic Crash on NC 62 in Greensboro, North Carolina (NC)
GREENSBORO, NC- Myfox8.com writes that a man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Guilford County when a driver traveled through a stop sign. The incident took place at the intersection of NC 62 and Branson Mill Road. The motorcycle reportedly attempted to take evasion action when the driver ran the stop sign.*
Responders rushed the victim to the hospital, but the 65-year-old Asheboro man died from his injuries.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a burgundy passenger car. The vehicle is believed to have out-of-state tags. Officers are asking that anyone with information about the collision contact the Highway Patrol.
Stop signs are used at many intersections throughout the United States, and yet, these intersections are where about 40 percent of deadly crashes take place. Each year, 700,000 collisions reported at intersections controlled by stop signs.
For a variety of reasons, people frequently fail to stop at stop signs. Many times the driver is simply failing to pay attention to the road. Other times, the person’s view of the sign or road is obstructed, causing them to enter the intersection when it is not safe to do so.
Distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and other dangerous behaviors also contribute to the large number of stop sign collisions that take place across the country each year.
Poorly designed roads are at least part of the reason that the United States has some of the world’s highest numbers of fatal traffic crashes. The death rate for Americans is 10.6 per 100,000. In Britain, the numbers are much smaller at just 2.9 per 100,000. At least part of the reason is the stop sign, which is rarely used in Britain. In order to reduce traffic deaths, the United States could replace its stop sign-controlled intersections with yield signs or even roundabouts.
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