Arkansas Car Accident Proves New Safety Devices Can Save Lives

March 11, 2013

The number of fatal motor vehicle accidents is reportedly rising across the nation in recent years, and government officials are attempting to implement new technology to improve highway safety. According to an article from KSLA 12 News, one new device being used in Arkansas is the moving safety barrier.

The moving safety barriers are known as attenuators, and are hooked to the rear of a vehicle at the head of a work zone. This is done to prevent a vehicle from entering a work site and to cushion the blow of motor vehicle accidents.

The devices were put to the test on Thursday in Texarkana, Arkansas, when a vehicle plowed into one of the devices protecting workers on I-30. The use of the device was seen as a success following the Arkansas Car Accident, considering only the driver of the car and one worker had to be transported to the hospital in private vehicles with minor injuries.

Arkansas Highway Department spokesperson, Joe Haney, explained the accident would have been much more serious without the safety equipment in place, because the vehicle would have collided with the rear end of a loaded dump truck.

The Little Rock Personal Injury Attorneys with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton applaud the use of this new safety technology. The firm hopes these devices will continue to prove successful in reducing the number of serious auto accidents.

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