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Pickup Truck Crashes in Tragic Spartanburg County Accident


January 08, 2020

SPARTANBURG, SC- Wspa.com writes that a deadly crash took place in Spartanburg County over the weekend. The late morning collision took place when a pickup truck left the roadway and struck a culvert before rolling over.*

Responders transported the 62-year-old motorist to the Spartanburg Medical Center, where he died a short while later. Reports indicate that the victim was from Chesnee. Police have not disclosed the cause of the accident. 

Vehicle rollovers are some of the most dangerous types of collisions to be involved in. While automobiles only turn over in around three percent of all car crashes, about 30 percent of people killed in accidents die in rollovers. Part of the issue is that rollovers frequently lead to ejections, especially if the occupants fail to use a seatbelt. When a person is thrown from a car, the chances of that individual surviving are slim at about 25 percent. 

While any type of vehicle can rollover under the right set of conditions, some are more likely than others to do so. SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans have a greater chance of being in a rollover than do sedans. Tall vehicles have a higher center of gravity, and as a result, they can more easily turn over. Sometimes a vehicle might trip on a curb or turn around a curve in the road too fast and end up rolling. 

Although SUVs and pickup trucks may be more likely to be involved in deadly rollover crashes, these larger automobiles offer more protection in multiple vehicle collisions than smaller cars. 

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Source:https://www.wspa.com/news/local-news/1-dead-after-pickup-truck-crashes-in-northern-spartanburg-co/ and https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/02/rollover-101/index.htm

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