One Person Killed in Roll-Over Crash in South Carolina
FLORENCE COUNTY, SC. – One person was killed in a roll-over crash in Florence County, South Carolina, according to an online news story at wbtw.com. Little information about the crash has been reported at this time.*
The crash occurred in the Johnsonville area of Florence County. A vehicle traveling south on Persimmon Ford Road left the roadway near Deep Woods Road and struck a ditch. The vehicle then overturned several times.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. His or her name has not been released at this time. Officials indicate the driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The crash is still under investigation, and no additional information has been reported.
According to an article from Forbes, one in five accidents involve single-vehicle roadway departures. More than 8,000 people in the United States die each year in single-vehicle rollover crashes. Many of these accidents involve alcohol or drugs, speeding, or medical emergencies. Sometimes, drivers suffer medical complications while driving, during which they become unconscious or unable to continue driving and crash their vehicles.
Inattentive driving is also a large factor in these types of crashes. People distracted behind the wheel are 75 percent more likely to be involved in fatal, single-vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Run-off-the-road accidents tend to occur more often with older drivers or teen drivers, though drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in fatal accidents starting at age 65.
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