Side-impact collisions, sometimes called “T-bone” accident, are among some of the deadliest accidents that can occur. They typically occur as a failure to yield, especially at intersections. According to the NHTSA, deaths caused by side-impact crashes have risen by 20% in the last two decades. The popularity of SUVs and faster travel speeds are a major factor in these accidents. Distracted driving is another factor in the rise of side-impact or T-bone crashes. Traumatic head injuries are common, usually because the impact of the accident occurs closer to the driver and passengers than head-on or read-end accidents.
Flagler Live reports that a T-bone crash that occurred at Bulldog Drive and SR 100 involved no students.
The accident occurred on the afternoon of December 12th across the street from Flagler Palm Coast High School.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the causes of the crash, but it is known that the crash was a T-bone collision. It occurred at the intersection of State Road 100 and Bulldog Drive (Aviation Way).
A blue Chevrolet Malibu broadsided a Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette came to a rest in the swale on the south side of State Road 100. The Malibu came to a rest a few feet to the west, facing northeast.
The driver of the Corvette needed to be extricated from the vehicle. One patient needed to be airlifted to the hospital and another was transported by ground ambulance.
At least two people witnessed the crash; both provided statements to law enforcement.
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