2-Year-Old Girl Dies in I-95 Vehicle Accident in South Carolina
CLARENDON COUNTY, SC. – July 27, 2018 (wtoc.com) According to an online news report from wtoc.com, a 2-year-old girl was killed July 24 in a vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in South Carolina.*
The crash occurred in the afternoon on July 24 and involved two vehicles on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Six family members from Orlando, Florida, were reportedly inside one of the vehicles, and a 2-year-old girl was critically injured. She was airlifted to the Medical University of South Carolina shortly after 3:30 p.m. Approximately two hours later, she was tragically pronounced dead.
The identity of the toddler has been released but has been withheld from this story because of her age and for privacy reasons. No autopsy has been ordered.
Authorities are investigating the collision and have not released additional information at this time. None of the other people involved in the collision has been identified, and it is not clear whether anyone else was injured. The cause of the accident is not yet known.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle crashes in the United States are the leading cause of death for children ages 2 to 14 years. During 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 663 children ages 12 and younger died in motor vehicle accidents. In 2014, more than 121,000 children 12 years or younger were injured in vehicle accidents.
NPR reports that 20 percent of children involved in serious car accidents between 2010 and 2014 were not properly restrained or were not wearing a seat belt at all. More than 40 percent of children who died in vehicle accidents during this time were not properly restrained or were not wearing a seat belt.
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