Head-On Collision in Greenville, SC, Results in One Fatality
GREENVILLE, SC. – According to an online news report from foxcarolina.com, a head-on collision December 13 in Greenville, South Carolina, resulted in one fatality.*
At approximately 1:15 a.m. on December 13, a 2009 Toyota was traveling northbound on SC 253 in Greenville. Near West Blue Ridge Drive, the Toyota crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck a 2013 Ford head-on. The Toyota then traveled off the left side of the road, hit a tree, and traveled down an embankment.
The driver of the Toyota was trapped inside the vehicle and died at the scene. He or she has not been identified at this time. The driver of the Ford and a passenger in the Ford sustained minor injuries but did not require transport to a hospital. South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that both occupants of the Ford were wearing seat belts. Troopers said the driver of the Toyota was not wearing a seat belt.
It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the Toyota to cross the centerline of the highway. Troopers are still investigating the crash and have not yet released additional information to the public.
According to recent reports, head-on vehicle collisions make up a small percentage of all the traffic accidents that occur every year in the United States. However, they account for a significant percentage of annual fatal collisions in the country. Only 2 percent of all annual U.S. traffic collisions involve head-on collisions, but they cause about 10 percent of annual crash-related deaths in the nation. The impact angle and force of these crashes causes them to be more fatal and lead to more serious injuries than other kinds of traffic collisions.
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