According to AAA, most drivers are concerned about accidents that involve other vehicles. After all, many drivers believe that while they themselves are safe drivers, the other people on roadways represent an unknown. However, that perspective doesn’t match up to real-world statistics about the most dangerous type of crash: single-vehicle accidents.
According to statistics, more than half of fatal traffic crashes nationwide involve only one vehicle. Single-vehicle crashes may manifest in a number of ways, like a driver running off-road and striking an immobile object or a driver running headfirst into a ditch. Single-vehicle accidents may also be caused when a driver loses control of the vehicle and overcorrects. Single-vehicle crashes can also be included in statistics where the vehicle hits a pedestrian or a bicyclist.
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ABC News 10 reports that a passenger has been killed in a single-vehicle crash in Saugerites.
Police responded to a call to 911 just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday involving a single-vehicle crash on State Route 9W.
In the accident, a 2000 Honda Accord crashed into a utility pole. The driver was extricated from the vehicle and rushed to a nearby hospital. They were later airlifted to Albany Medical Center.
The passenger in the vehicle suffered from fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Saugerites Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the fatal accident. It is currently unclear if the driver was under the influence of any substance, or if either the driver or the passenger were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The identities of the driver and the passenger have not been released.