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One Dead in Tragic Crash on NC 218 in Union County, North Carolina (NC)

October 21, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NC- writes that one person died in a crash this week in Union County. The incident took place on NC 218 in the morning.*

Reports state that two other individuals suffered severe injuries in the wreck, which led to the authorities closing down a section of NC 218. The location of the deadly crash was between Old Ferry Road and Crooked Creek Church Road. Police state that a driver heading eastbound on 218 in a Pontiac veered across the centerline and struck another car head-on. The driver of the Pontiac tragically died in the collision. The victim was a 23-year-old woman. A 22-year-old woman who was also in the Pontiac sustained critical injuries. Responders rushed the 22-year-old woman and the driver in the other vehicle to the hospital for treatment. The driver in the other car did not suffer life-threatening injuries. The incident led to road closures and traffic delays in the area. 

In order to avoid a head-on collision, drivers should use the right lane if there are multiple lanes, as this is often the safest place to be. On roads that lack medians or traffic barriers, an inattentive motorist can quickly drift into oncoming traffic. Drivers who are traveling in the correct direction will have little time to swerve out of the way of a car that enters their lane. 

Another way to reduce the risk of being killed in a head-on collision is to travel at or below the speed limit. The speed at which a car is traveling will greatly impact the severity of a crash. The difference in speed can mean the difference between surviving a crash and dying as a result of the impact. There are times when even traveling at the speed limit is too fast for the conditions of the road. Bad weather is just one of the situations that might mean that drivers should slow down. Head-on collisions only account for around two percent of all crashes in the United States; still, about ten percent of people killed in crashes die in these accidents. 

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