The deadliest accident type is a crash with a fixed object. These auto and vehicle accidents account for a very small proportion of all accidents on our roadways. They are the deadliest because a disproportionate percentage of crashes with a fixed object that involve a very serious injury or a fatality. Many nations and cities throughout the world are studying crashes with fixed objects in an effort to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries, and to prevent fixed object collisions. All of the studies are consistent in their discoveries. The factors causing or contributing to these single vehicle crashes have also been consistent between various nations and cities. [Read more…]
Precipitated by driver irresponsibility, last evening’s auto crash with two trains in Long Island, NY is a reminder of the need for safety concerns around railroad tracks everywhere. Particularly dangerous are grade crossings of tracks. This horrific accident took the lives three men and sent seven others to hospitals. Tragically, just hours earlier in the day a train collided with a pedestrian nearby.