August Injury and Accident News
2 Eyes Out for 2 Wheels
Even the safest of bicycle and motorcycle riders can find themselves at risk when other drivers on the road aren’t paying attention, which is exactly why we’re promoting driver awareness to help keep our eyes out for bicycles and motorcycles.
2 Eyes Out for 2 Wheels is a movement that most everyone on the road can relate to and reminds us all to focus on the task at hand, that being to make it from point A to point B with the safety of everyone on the road as our main focus. Read more here.
This sad story recounts the truly tragic, accidental crash that took place in Georgia. Andrew Elsberry glanced back to see if he could switch lanes and in that split-second the car in front of him stopped due to traffic and he ran into the back, killing a little girl. The driver hasn’t forgiven himself, but the parents of the child have. Read more here.
Terence Naphys was crossing a bridge with family members in New Jersey when it started to rise. A vessel was trying to cross, and when they released what was happening, they gunned it, flew over the bridge and landed with only minor car damage and no injuries. Police say the bridge operator is to blame, as he didn’t see them crossing the bridge. Watch an account of the story here.
When you think of getting pulled over for speeding, or seeing people speeding it is on a highway. You probably picture the same highway or interstate round you. However, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the speeding-related fatality rate is three times higher on local streets. This begs the question, what is being done to change this, and how are cities enforcing speed limits. Read more on this growing problem here.
In an effort to reduce traffic deaths, The Vision Zero Action Plan released a report based on data from 2012 to 2016 that shows the most dangerous road stretches in Hillsborough county. The report ranks each stretch by severe crashes per mile of roadway. A lot of commonly driven streets are listed, take a look to see where you need to be extra cautious.