Tragic Crash Kills One on Miller Road in Rowan County, North Carolina (NC)
ROWAN COUNTY, NC- Wbtv.com writes that a woman died in a tragic wreck this week in Rowan County. The incident occurred overnight when the victim, who was traveling in a Honda Civic, veered into oncoming traffic where her car collided head-on with a Ford Explorer.*
The impact caused both vehicles to crash off the side of the roadway. The driver of the Honda, a 62-year-old woman from Kannapolis, died at the scene.
The driver and three passengers who were in the Explorer all suffered injuries in the crash, and responders transported them to the Rowan Novant Medical Center for treatment. Investigators stated that all involved were using their seatbelts and indicated that they suspect speeding contributed to the tragic incident.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), speeding was a factor in 26 percent of all fatal crashes that occurred in the United States in 2018. In total, that means that 9,378 people lost their lives in wrecks that were at least in part the result of a driver who was violating the speed limit.
The percentage of crashes caused by drivers speeding has dropped slightly. In 2010, speeding led to 32 percent of deadly collisions.
When it comes to speed-related accidents, the surface and quality of the road is another issue that can raise the likelihood of a wreck. While only sixteen percent of fatal collisions on dry roads were speed-related, nineteen percent of collisions on wet roads listed speed as a factor, and for snowy roads, or those with standing water, the percentage increases to 37 percent. On ice, 41 percent of deadly collisions involved speeding, and for roadways that have mud, gravel, or dirt, 45 percent of deadly wrecks were speed-related.
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