The intersection at an off-ramp in Reno, Nevada (NV) was the scene of a horrific accident. A Ford Explorer slammed into a Nissan sedan killing three people, including a child. The sedan was carrying two adults and two children. The adults and one child lost their lives while the other child suffered injuries, according to 8newsnow.com.
The exact details of their tragic car accident are still being fleshed out. The driver of the SUV was reportedly not drinking, but we don’t know if speeding was involved or if the driver was distracted in some way.
On-ramps and off-ramps are some of the most dangerous areas on highways since vehicles are traveling at such different rates of speed. When you are about to get onto a highway, you usually have to accelerate rather quickly to make a seamless transition onto the highway. The same situation applies when you get off the highway, but it’s in reverse – you usually need to slow down rather quickly in order to prepare for a potential traffic light or turn immediately beyond the off-ramp. As we can tell from this accident, when the transition goes wrong, the consequences can be devastating.
My deepest sympathies go out to the friends and family of those who were killed in this terrible car wreck.