A 65-year-old man was killed and two others were critically injured in a five-vehicle accident that happened on I-95 in Stanton, Virginia. Police said the man killed was James A. Green, a tourist from Delaware.
According to emergency responders, the crash happened at 7:30 in the morning in southbound lanes of I-95 near Churchmans Road. Green was in his 1994 Honda Accord when he began to merge into the center lane and clipped an International tractor-trailer driven by Timothy Daniels. The accident caused Green to lose control of his vehicle and drive towards the median. Green’s car then clipped the back of a Ford Taurus driven by 22-year-old Devon hall. Green’s car continued crossing oncoming traffic and hit the back of a Ford F-150 driven by a 25-year-old. The car then came to a rest in northbound traffic and was hit on the driver’s side by another Honda Accord.
Green died in the accident and police say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. A passenger, James Winn, was critically injured and taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment. Nancy Jacobson, the driver of the other Accord, was also injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.
I-95 is the major artery with 1,918 miles of roadway that travels north-south from Maine down to Florida. Portions of I-95 are considered among the deadliest roads in America, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. According to safety experts, there are several reasons why interstate driving is so notoriously dangerous.
First, changing lanes is a tricky maneuver especially on a busy interstate like I-95 with multiple lanes and many other vehicles. Second, it’s far too easy to be hypnotized by highway driving. Long stretches of relatively flat, relatively straight roads can put some drivers in a dangerously sleepy state. Finally, merging onto a crowded highway with vehicles traveling at high speeds is a very tricky technique that frequently leads to fatal accidents.
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