Last week, we at Kaufman Law started ablog series that focuses on a study that researched vehicular deaths in numerous makes and models of cars. We also took the results of the study a bit further to dive deeper and feature the safety technology and reasons behind vastly improved vehicular death rates over the last several years. The article below disucsses a front-end, head-on collision between a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, a mid-size SUV, and a 2013 Nissan Leaf, a zero emission, small sedan:
"A Cumming man was killed Sunday night in a head-on collision on a Forsyth County road, authorities said.
Kenneth Payne was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer northbound on Old Alabama Road just after 10:30 p.m. when he crossed into the southbound lane while negotiating a curve near Daves Creek Drive, according to Forsyth sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater.
The Blazer slammed head-on into a 2013 Nissan Leaf driven by Kirthika Sivasubramanian, 34, of Cumming, who investigators said did not have time to react when she saw the Blazer in her lane.
Payne, 54, was killed and Sivasubramanian was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
This article exemplifies perfectly how safety technology of most all cars being sold around the country have improved by leaps and bounds. Today, a new small sedan can protect its driver better than an older, mid-size SUV.
We hope that our blogs help inform you so that you will be protected from being involved in a wreck or incurring any personal injuries.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's blog!