Nassau County, NY- According to Patch.com, a man from Queens was killed in a crash in East Meadow. Police report that 62-year-old Kenneth Moultrie of Astoria was operating a 2011 Ford and driving northbound on Carman Avenue when he crossed the center line and entered southbound traffic. Moultrie struck a tree on the side of the road.
Emergency responders extricated Moultrie from his vehicle and transported him to a nearby hospital. Moultrie had sustained severe bodily trauma and was declared dead at the hospital.
The accident is still being investigated.
One-vehicle crashes are the deadliest single type of accident. About one out of every five people killed in a traffic accident are killed in single-vehicle crashes. Most of these accidents involve vehicles leaving the roadway and striking a fixed object or rolling over. Fixed object crashes involve vehicles leaving the road and striking something along the side of the road. The most commonly struck object is a tree, followed by utility poles.
These crashes are the result of driver behaviors, including speeding, drinking, distracted driving, and drowsy driving. Speeding is a factor in around 90 percent of all crashes that involve a vehicle running off the roadway. Drinking is more often a factor in single-vehicle crashes than in multiple vehicle crashes.
Drivers who avoid dangerous behaviors can greatly reduce their risk of being involved in these types of accidents, but changing driver behavior is not an effective way to reduce roadway deaths. A better way to reduce deadly fixed object crashes is to avoid having objects along the side of the road. If an object must be placed near the road, there should be some form of barrier preventing vehicles from leaving the road and striking the object.
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