Two Hospitalized Following Crash on Starlite in Lumberton, North Carolina (NC)
LUMBERTON, NC- The robesonian.com writes that two people suffered injuries in a collision on Starlite Drive in the early morning this week. The crash took place when a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck rear-ended a Ford Mustang.*
Reports indicate that it was dark when the incident occurred, which might have been a factor in the wreck. Police are now trying to determine whether the Ford had lights on at the time. Two men were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. No details regarding the nature or extent of those victims’ injuries were released. Officers have not yet filed charges related to the accident.
Rear-end crashes are common, and they are avoidable. In many cases, drivers are not paying attention, speeding, or following another vehicle too closely when they cause these incidents.
In the future, many of these crashes will likely be avoided because of technology. Crash avoidance systems on many modern cars are able to warn drivers when they approach another car too quickly or get too close to another vehicle or object. Other systems take such protections a step further and actually apply the brakes, even if the driver does not take action.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends crash avoidance technology as a way to prevent crashes and increase road safety.
It is possible that this technology is helping to reduce the rate of crash deaths in the United States. Over the last few years, the number of crash deaths involving vehicle occupants declined, even though miles traveled have increased. Many suspect that the safety of the vehicles themselves is the reason that fewer crashes are occurring. This could also explain why collisions involving large trucks are not dropping at the same time. Truck fatalities increased last year, and such vehicles have not been equipped with the same safety equipment as passenger cars.
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