According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, run-off-road (ROR) collisions account for as much as 70% of all fatal single-vehicle collisions. There are many factors that can contribute to ROR traffic collisions. One such factor is the alignment of the road. For example, 90.2% of fatal single-vehicle collisions that occurred on curved roads were ROR crashes, compared with 62.1% on straight roadways. Another factor seemed to be the number of lanes on the roadway. Roadways with two or fewer lanes were more likely to be the scene of a ROR collision. Adverse weather conditions also seemed to be a significant factor in single-vehicle ROR collisions.
The Sun-Sentinel reports that a fatal single-vehicle accident has occurred in Palmetto.
The crash happened at about 3:30 A.M. on Sunday in the northbound lanes of the Palmetto expressway. The crash caused the northbound lanes of the Palmetto expressway to be closed for several hours.
Near 58th Street, the driver of a black Volkswagen was traveling north when for an unknown reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle veered off of the roadway, slamming into trees at the side of the highway.
Two passengers were ejected from the vehicle and were pronounced dead at the scene. A third passenger was pronounced dead inside the vehicle. Two others were seriously injured in the accident.
The two survivors were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.