Rollover Crash Injures One on New Hope Road in Raleigh, North Carolina (NC)
RALEIGH, NC- Cbs17.com writes that a person was injured in a two-vehicle collision in Raleigh this week. The incident occurred on New Hope Road close to its intersection with Capital Boulevard in the afternoon.*
Reports indicate that an SUV rolled over when the crash occurred, and that one of the vehicles was traveling at a high rate of speed. The victim was transported to the hospital, but reports did not state the extent of the person's injuries.
A second individual also sustained injuries but was not transported to the hospital.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that rollover crashes are more at risk of ending in a fatality than are other types of collisions. Data indicates that just over two percent of all wrecks are rollovers, and yet, 35 percent of fatalities are the result of rollover collisions.
Seatbelts are crucial when it comes to avoiding fatal rollover accidents. One study found that 69 percent of those killed in rollovers were not using seatbelts at the time.
Although SUVs are more likely to roll over than cars, any vehicle can overturn. Fortunately, newer vehicles are less likely to roll over than older models. Electronic stability control systems have improved the safety of SUVs. Ensuring that tires are properly inflated, and not overloading the vehicle can also reduce the risk of a rollover. Speed is another issue that often leads to rollover wrecks. These collisions are more likely on roads with speed limits of 55 miles per hour or more, and in about 40 percent of fatal rollovers, the person involved was traveling above the speed limit.
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