Woman Killed in Crash on Dew Road in Lumberton, North Carolina (NC)
LUMBERTON, NC- The robesonian.com writes that a crash left one person dead on Dew Road at its intersection with Union School Road in the mid-morning this week. According to reports, the victim, identified as a 47-year-old woman from Lumberton, was traveling south when her vehicle and a semi-truck heading eastbound collided.*
The impact pushed both vehicles to the side of the road, and the victim’s vehicle overturned, landing upside down. The truck ended up on its side.
The truck driver, identified as a 65-year-old man, was transported to the Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he received treatment for his injuries. The Lumberton woman died at the scene.
Police do not suspect that that either driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Rollover crashes are serious, and while they are not common, and only lead to about three percent of collisions, they cause about 30 percent fatalities. Many of these are the result of a person being thrown from the vehicle. Ejections are deadly, the vast majority of the time. About three out of four ejections result in death.
In order to decrease the risks of a rollover, all occupants should buckle up. Seatbelts are the best way to prevent a person from being thrown from a car.
SUVs have a worse record when it comes to rollovers than do sedans. The higher design of SUVs means that they are top-heavy, and therefore more inclined to overturn. Still, any vehicle can roll in the right set of circumstances.
Speed is one of the main factors involved in rollovers. Rural roads, with higher speed limits, tend to be the location of the majority of these crashes. In 40 percent of fatal accidents that involve rollovers, the driver was traveling above the speed limit.
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