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One Dead, Four Injured in Intersection Car Collision


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According to the Winston-Salem Journal, a 21-year-old man died and three other occupants were injured after their car was struck by an SUV in an early morning car accident in Winston-Salem.

Details of the Fatal Accident

At around 2:36 a.m. local time, Cameron Mark Francis and his three friends were traveling through the intersection of Waughtown and Vargrave Streets. Investigators say another driver failed to stop for the red-flashing traffic signal and collided with Francis’ car in the intersection.

Francis was transported to Wake Forest Baptist hospital, but he would later die from the injuries he suffered during the car crash, reports the Winston-Salem Journal.

The three passengers in Francis’ car were also taken to Wake Forest Baptist. Two have been treated and released, and one man is still recovering. The 23-year-old driver of the SUV is also receiving treatment at Wake Forest Baptist.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, this is their 15th fatality for 2016, compared to 19 at the same time in 2015. The car wreck is currently under investigation.

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

Courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), here are some facts regarding motor vehicle crashes in 2014:

  • 32,675 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
  • An estimated 2.34 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • For passenger vehicle occupants who survived fatal crashes in 2014, only 15 percent were unrestrained.
  • Over the past 10 years, there has been a reduction of nearly 25 percent in the number of fatalities on the United States’ roadways.

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