A Panama City woman is dead as the result of a car crash last Thursday afternoon. Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say a 38-year-old female from Panama City was killed when the car she was riding in collided with a work truck at the intersection of Alf Coleman Road and Middle Beach Road. A 32-year-old male from Panama City Beach was driving that car. Police tell WJHG-TV and WECP-TV that the car was speeding when it ran a red light and hit a work truck driven by 57-year-old male from Panama City. The force of the crash turned the truck on to its side. The car kept going for another few hundred feet before finally stopping.The driver and passenger of the car, along with the driver and a passenger in the work truck were all sent to the hospital . The passenger of the vehicle died at the hospital. The driver of the vehicle had injuries which were described as serious, while the other two injured in this crash had injuries which were described as minor.
Ours thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased and those injured in this tragic accident.
Did you know that on average, two people died each day in red-light running crashes in the United States in 2011.
From 2007-2011 an average of…
· 751 people died each year in red-light running crashes.
· 63 people died each month in red-light running crashes.
· $378 million was lost in costs due to red-light running fatalities each month.
· Total red-light running crash fatalities decreased 22% from 2007 to 2011, as the number of communities with red-light safety cameras increased 135%.
· 201 fewer people died in red-light running crashes in 2011 than in 2007, saving $1.2 billion in costs.
· Year-to-year changes in red-light running fatalities reveal an average annual decrease of 5.6% from 2007 to 2011.
· In 2011, about half of the red-light running deaths were people other than the red-light runner.
· In 2011, red-light running crashes injured 118,000 people.
Slow down, be safe and be aware.