It is sad about the accident MT, and unfortunate that even today we still have lots of fatalities. The interstate I use every day, Interstate 4 (I-4), is rated as third most likely to generate a fatal accident. The other interstate I use, but not as often, I-95, is rated number one. I-4, unlike I-95, runs only in Florida. So for I-95, some of that could be due to other states. [http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/stories/2010/05/31/daily21.html]
Having said that, I was in an accident when I was 18 where a car two ahead of us went to turn but came back out of it and decided not to. The car in front of us adjusted, as did we, but the driver behind us slammed into the rear end of the Cavalier at 65 MPH. I was in the front passenger seat and ended up nearly in the trunk. No bones broken, but the back a bit screwed and I had a major concussion.
As the concussion caused me to be out of it, unable to talk well or stand up straight the driver of the car that hit us had the nerve to ask if I had been drinking... as if it would have mattered since I was the PASSENGER.
The nerve of that guy pissed me off... and naturally he was uninsured and his kid unbuckled and ended up in the floor boards.