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Distracted driving causes eight deaths each day

Yes, you read that correctly. On any given day, crashes involving distracted drivers take the lives of eight Americans. At least that's what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. If you multiply that number by the 365 days that make up a year, that's an estimated 2,920 people each year.

Car Crashes: Who Has The Right-Of-Way?

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that the FHP is investigating a two-car crash which occurred Sunday night that left a Fort Walton Beach man hospitalized in critical condition. A 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by a 26 year old female from Fort Walton Beach, was traveling northbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard and turning onto Hurlburt Road after the traffic light turned green when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2010 Nissan Titan pickup driven by a 68-year-old male. According to the FHP release, the Nissan Titan failed to slow at the intersection when the crash occurred at 9:29 p.m. Sunday. 

Avoiding Car Crashes At Dangerous Intersections

According to the Pensacola News Journal, an empty school bus was involved in a wreck early last Tuesday morning at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Detroit Boulevard. About 7:30., a.m., a Pontiac Vibe driven aby an 81 year old male from Pace was traveling westbound on West Detroit Blvd. A school bus driven by a 67 year old male was traveling northbound in the inside lane on U.S. 29. The bus' front right side collided with the Vibe's front left side, according to the report. There were no children on the bus at the time of the wreck. Charges are pending at the conclusion of the investigation.

Do Rural Highways Present An Increased Risk Of Fatal Car Crashes?

According to the Northwest Daily News, a 17-year-old Pace girl was killed in a two-vehicle crash last Saturday morning. The 17 year-old female from Pace, was driving a 2014 Honda sedan south on State Road 281 at 10:40 a.m. when she crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2008 Nissan SUV driven by a 35-year-old female according to Florida Highway Patrol. A passenger in the 17 year-old female's car, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Pace teenager and another passenger were taken to West Florida Hospital in Pensacola with minor injuries. The 35 year-old was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries.

Emerald Coast Sees Car Crashes in High Volumes In Recent Weeks

I am not sure how this area can better serve our visitors and locals when we have such high traffic volumes. We are in the middle of summer and the roads are packed. The past several weeks were very busy for the area and the amount of car crashes showed how busy the area was.

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