On Tuesday afternoon, a head-on crash was reported on the East Side according to mySA News. The accident caused the death of a woman.
Officials were called and responded to the incident scene around 2:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Rigsby Avenue.
According to the report, the 62-year-old woman drove her car into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a truck.
No one knows the reason for the crash at the moment, but it’s possible she fell asleep behind the wheel. She may have then collided with an oncoming vehicle since she was returning from a night shift job.
The woman later died on her way to hospital after paramedics removed her from her vehicle.
No other injury or death was recorded, and the truck driver might not face any charges.
In AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report, nearly half of all drivers (45.9%) reported having fallen asleep. Or they have nodded off while driving at least once in their lives. 2.6 percent of all drivers reported having fallen asleep or nodded off while driving in the past month. 7.0 percent reported within the past six months. 9.7 percent reported within the past 12 months.
An AAA Traffic Safety Foundation study found that 37 percent of drivers report having fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point in their lives. 21 percent were fatal crashes. 13 percent of crashes resulted in severe injury. 6 percent of all crashes involve a drowsy driver according to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
- According to AAA, Speeding on freeways is widespread Nearly half of drivers (49.3%) say they have driven 15 mph over the speed limit on a freeway in the past month. Also, more than one in four say they consider it acceptable to do so.
- Nearly half of drivers (46.8%) say they have also driven 10 mph over the speed limit on a residential street. There was greater social disapproval for speeding on a residential street than on a freeway (89.1% versus 72.5%).
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, 9,557 lives were also lost due to speed-related accidents.
- 36 percent of 15 to 20-year-old male drivers who were involved in fatal crashes, were speeding at the time of the crash in 2014 report. According to NHTSA, the speed-related crashes also cost Americans $40.4 billion each year.
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