In the media, they often make a clear distinction between car and truck crashes. They do so because there's quite a disparity between the sizes of the two vehicles. Tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Most automobiles weigh only 3,000 pounds. Size is only one factor that impacts the severity of a motorist's injuries if they're involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler.
Although the summer officially started just a little under a month ago, it feels like it started longer ago here than that in North Carolina. Heat doesn't just impact our bodies, but also how your vehicle performs. There are also more construction workers, vacationers and teens out driving around during this time of the year. This only adds to the congestion on the road. All of this can make for dangerous conditions as you navigate Goldsboro city streets.
You don't have any kids yourself, but you go on a ride with a friend who has children. The whole time, you're shocked and slightly scared. They seem like they're barely looking at the road.
Throughout history, many people have taken special care to protect those with disabilities from harm. For that reason, it is a particular shock when a disabled person is injured or killed in an accident. That happened recently in North Carolina when a man in a wheelchair was hit and killed by a car.