Back-to-Back Crashes Injure Four on Highway 67 in Savannah
SAVANNAH, GA- Statesboroherald.com writes that two collisions took place on Highway 67 in close succession earlier this month. Two of the victims, one male and one female, suffered serious injuries, and responders transported them to the hospital via airlift. Another two people also sustained injuries in one ofthe crashes.
The first of the collisions occurred in the evening close to Burkhalter Road when a nineteen-year-old traveling in a 2016 Ford Fusion pulled onto Highway 67 out of a private driveway and crashed with a 1996 Chevrolet 1500. The force of the impact pushed the Ford into a ditch on the side of the highway.
The driver could not exit the vehicle because the crash caused the door to jam. The teen exited her car and was walking towards the pickup truck when the second incident occurred. A 22-year-old driving another pickup truck hit the Chevrolet, and one of the vehicles hit the teenage girl who was not in a vehicle at the time.
Responders transported the teen and a passenger in the Chevrolet to the hospital via airlift. The 72-year-old man driving the Chevrolet and a passenger from the Ford also suffered injuries, and responders transported them to the hospital.
Secondary collisions are a serious risk to drivers on the road. A car crash is a disorienting event that leaves many victims injured and confused. The situation is risky because the obstruction in the road created by the disabled vehicles can lead to another accident, and the occupants of the vehicles involved in the first crash could have already unbuckled themselves or exited their vehicles. In many cases, a crash that might have only caused minor injuries can lead to a devastating and deadly secondary accident. It is imperative for drivers to take time and try to consider the risks involved with exiting a vehicle following a crash. In many instances, it is best to call for help and wait while still buckled into the vehicle.
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Sources:https://www.statesboroherald.com/local/double-crash-injures-four/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23259518