MOLINE, IL- Wqad.com reports that two vehicles were involved in a crash at 27thStreet and 12thAvenue on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The crash happened at around 2:30 p.m.Witnesses reported seeing five ambulances at the scene of the collision after 3 p.m.
The vehicles involved were describedas a minivan and an SUV. At least two individuals involved in the crash were hospitalized.
One of the victims suffered a facial laceration. The most severe injury was apparentlya broken ankle. No one involved sustained life-threatening injuries.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released data from 2016 indicating that there were 324,437 motor vehicle accidents that year. The majority of these crashes did not result in injuries. Out of the total, 20.5% of collisions resulted in people sustaining injuries. Fatal crashes made up less than one percent of the total.
Across the United States, traffic fatalities have continuedto rise. A study involving 29 countries across the globe showed that the US wasoneof just fivecountries that saw traffic-related fatalities increase between 2010 and 2016. The increase seen in the US was the highest with a 13.5% jump in traffic deaths. In the country with the second-highest increase, Argentina, the number of people killed in car accidents rose by 9%.
Two main factors seem to be fueling traffic deaths in the US. First, the economy has improved, and the result is more cars are now on US roadways. The second factor is distracted driving.
Across the US, cities have started implementing Vision Zero programs which take aggressive approaches to eliminate traffic deaths. Chicago has implemented a Vision Zero plan and has stated that the city intends to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2026.
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