Two Mansfield Residents Lose Their Lives In A Car Accident On Clemons Center Parkway
According to a study conducted by the NHTSA, driver error accounts for around 94% of all car accidents. No matter how safe one driver may be, other drivers are not as conscientious. Consider the causes of most fatal car accidents according to the study.
One major cause of accidents is distracted driving. Each day, distracted driving causes the injuries of 1,000 people in car accidents. Nine people are killed by distracted drivers. Failure to yield was another top cause of accidents. Many accidents that occur at intersections are attributed to failure to yield the right of way. Commonly, these are caused by making a left turn into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
The Free Press Courier reports that two residents of Mansfield have been killed in a fatal New York accident.
The incident occurred on Friday, June 5th on Clemons Center Parkway.
According to police, a 2007 Saturn SUV was traveling north on the roadway when it failed to yield right of way. It collided with a 2010 Chevrolet sedan that was attempting to turn left onto Division Street.
76-year-old Laura M. Terry was driving the Chevrolet sedan and had passenger, 75-year-old Sara L. Prince, in the vehicle with her. Terry was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Prince was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was the sole occupant of the Saturn SUV and suffered from minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation. Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.