Starting in the early 2020s, North Carolina motorists can expect some cutting edge safety features in Volvo vehicles. The car manufacturer claims that the technology is aimed at preventing accidents rather than protecting passengers from inevitable crashes.
Pickup truck owners in North Carolina should know that their vehicles may be safer for drivers than passengers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has taken note of this discrepancy after a round of crash tests involving 11 modern two-row pickup trucks. This means that front passengers are in greater danger of injury and even death.
On Monday, there was an injury crash involving three vehicles near Sylva. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on U.S. 441 near Glenn Cabe Road. Very few details about the wreck have been released, but initial reports indicate that the driver of blue Mercury Sable was traveling recklessly in the southbound lane. The car cut between two vehicles, and the driver lost control of the car. The car then ran off of the road and into the northbound lane. It clipped a northbound semi truck and hit a BMW. The Sable overturned during the crash.