HINDS COUNTY, MS– April 26, 2018 (Mississippi News Now, WDAM 7) – According reports from Mississippi News Nowand WDAM 7, eighteen-year-old Carniqua Bogan died at the scene of a four-vehicle crash Wednesday night. The driver of one of the cars got taken to a hospital in critical condition. The wreck happened on Interstate 220 North, near the South Drive overpass. The highway remained closed for three hours following the accident, to permit investigation and cleanup of the accident scene. No additional injuries from that crash have been reported.
Multi-vehicle accidents can happen in a few different ways. They often occur in low-visibility conditions, or at night. Some crashes that involve multiple cars occur when visibility is good, but road conditions are poor, such as when rain, snow, or ice make the road surface slippery, or if tree branches, cargo from vehicles, falling rocks, or other obstacles suddenly fall into the road. Heavy traffic is also another condition in which the risk for a multi-vehicle crash because the vehicles are traveling close together and may be moving at high speeds. All it takes is one wrong move by one driver to start a chain reaction that can quickly involve multiple cars.
Fatalities often result from multiple-vehicle collisions. Sometimes, the force of the impact causes death at the accident scene. In other situations, rescue is difficult and prolonged, and precious, potentially life-saving minutes are lost as rescuers work to extricate accident victims from the badly damaged vehicles where they are trapped. There is also a heightened risk of fire because heat and fluids from multiple damaged vehicles could combine and ignite. Accident victims who are able to exit their vehicles are also at risk of getting hit by passing cars as they try to escape.
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