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Crash Injures One on Duke Street in Durham, North Carolina (NC)

July 05, 2020

DURHAM, NC- writes that a crash took place this week in Durham, North Carolina. The morning incident involved two vehicles that collided on Duke Street.*

Reports indicate that an eighteen-year-old man was driving southbound at what was described as a high rate of speed. The teen lost control of his car, and it started to enter the opposite lanes of traffic. The teen’s car collided with a 2002 Honda Accord and then with a 2016 Subaru Forester. 

After the impact, the victim’s vehicle ignited. Witnesses at the scene were able to pull him from the car, and responders rushed him to the hospital. The boy’s injuries were described as life-threatening. 

The driver in the Forester was also injured in the crash and was transported to the hospital.

No charges have been filed in relation to the wreck, but the incident remains under investigation.

Deadly crashes have been increasing in North Carolina in recent years. In 2017, 1,401 people were killed in traffic incidents in the state. That number rose to 1,449 in 2018, and 1, 472 in 2019. 

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) writes that the state previously had a fatality rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled of 1.20. The state’s goal is to reduce that number to 1.15. Sadly, North Carolina has not yet been able to reach its target, and the current number indicates a rate of 1.17. 

So far this year, 447 people died in collisions in North Carolina. More than 30,000 people have suffered injuries as well. The numbers will likely be impacted by the pandemic, which drastically reduced traffic in the state for several months in 2020. 

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