Crash Kills One on US 70 in Alamance County, North Carolina (NC)
ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC- Cbs17.com writes that a woman died this week in a crash in Alamance County. The incident occurred in the late evening this week when one vehicle was heading eastbound, and the other was traveling westbound.*
The eastbound vehicle reportedly veered across the center line and struck the other one head-on. The driver in the eastbound car was killed in the crash. That woman was identified as a 43-year-old from Mebane. Two others were injured in the collision and were taken to nearby hospitals. According to the police, the main cause of the fatal wreck was alcohol impairment. The incident remains under effect, and no information is yet available regarding what, if any, charges were filed against the alleged drunk driver.
Head-on collisions are deadly. When it comes to these incidents, if the cars involved were moving at about 43 miles per hour, the risk of the crash resulting in fatal injuries is especially high. Of course, any driver knows that there are many roads in which the speed limit is far above 43 miles per hour, and yet where there are no barriers in place to prevent a car from drifting across the center line and into oncoming traffic. As such, the risk of head-on impacts at deadly speeds if fairly high on these poorly designed roads.
Drunk drivers create many roadway risks and kill more than ten thousand people in the United States every year. In Utah, the legal limit was lowered to .05 percent alcohol per volume, but in all other parts of the country, the legal limit remains .08 percent. Research indicates that at .05 percent, there is a heightened risk of being involved in a collision.
There are plenty of ways to avoid the need to get on the road after drinking.
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