Tragic Crash Reported on US 1 in Cary, North Carolina (NC)
CARY, NC- Abc11.com writes that a deadly collision occurred on US 1 this week in Cary.*
The wreck happened in the mid-morning, leading to delays for commuters. According to the police, a car driving in the southbound lanes became disabled. Another car then struck the disabled vehicle from behind. No information was provided regarding the identity of the victim. The person driving the disabled vehicle was only identified as a woman.
Rear-end collisions occur about 1.7 million times every year in the United States. Some rear-end crashes are minor impacts that cause only property damage and do not result in severe injuries. However, according to statistics, about 1,700 people die every year in such wrecks. The majority of rear-end crashes are the result of a driver who is not paying attention to the road. Currently, existing technology could prevent many of these fatal crashes from occurring. About 66 percent of new passenger vehicles now come equipped with some form of frontal collision avoidance technology.
Frontal collision avoidance systems include warnings that can alert the driver if he or she is approaching another vehicle or object too quickly. Other systems allow the car to take control and apply the brakes in an emergency, even if the driver fails to react. Such systems have proven effective at reducing the number of crashes that occur each year on the road. In fact, the number of fatal traffic accidents throughout the United States has declined for the past few years. It is likely that developing safety technology is leading to improved road safety. Such features are not available on many models of commercial trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that large truck crashes are the only category of fatal collisions that increased in 2019 while all other categories declined.
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