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December 2013 Archives

Woman killed in auto-pedestrian crash during morning commute

A North Carolina woman was struck and killed by an SUV after she got out of her disabled vehicle on U.S. Highway 70 on the morning of Dec. 13. The North Carolina Highway Patrol was able to reopen one lane of the highway in Clayton during the heavy drive period of the morning commute. Other lanes of the highway remained closed for two hours.

Man dies after North Carolina traffic accident

A 53-year-old man died as the result of an accident in North Carolina Dec. 12. A 39-year-old man was driving a Jeep around 5:30 p.m. when he allegedly drove into the path of an SUV. The Jeep flipped over, and several passengers were injured as a result. The injured passengers were transported to the local hospital. The types of injuries suffered by those involved in the fatal accident and their current conditions are unknown.

Fatal accidents to pedestrians, bicyclists on rise, study says

According to a recent study, pedestrians and bicyclists in North Carolina and around the U.S. were getting killed at a 50 percent higher rate than before the use of cellphones and other digital devices became common. From the years 2005 to 2010, fatal accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists jumped as the amount of potential distraction to driving increased. Some researchers said the growth of such distracted driving was a public health threat. A researcher from University of Nebraska Medical Center said that it may be very difficult to rein in now.

North Carolina vehicles may be subject to recall

Nissan North America is expected to begin a recall on the 2013 Nissan NV200s in mid-December in an effort to avoid potential crash injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, reports that more than 2,500 vehicles manufactured between Feb. 6 and Aug. 2 are affected.

Young versus elderly drivers

According to the 2009 statistics provided by the National Safety Council, the over-75 age group consists of 6.5 percent of all licensed U.S. Drivers, including car operators in North Carolina. The under-25 age classification encompasses twice as many drivers, but it is connected to eight times as many vehicular accidents. Both the youngest and the oldest drivers are the most likely to die in a car crash, but for different reasons.

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