Pregnant Woman Crashes Vehicle in South Carolina, Loses Baby
TRAVELERS REST, SC. – According to an online news report from thestate.com, a pregnant woman was involved in a vehicle accident on December 28 in South Carolina. Because of injuries sustained in the accident, the woman lost the baby.*
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on December 28, an unidentified 37-year-old pregnant woman was driving on Highway 25 in Greenville County, South Carolina. Near SC Highway 11 in Traveler’s Rest, she lost control of her vehicle and hit another car.
The woman had to be extracted from her vehicle after the accident. She, a passenger in her vehicle, and the driver of the other vehicle were all transported to an area hospital with injuries. The woman sustained blunt force injuries, and, tragically, after an emergency cesarean section, her baby did not survive. The baby girl’s cause of death was birth asphyxia.
No names have been released at this time. The cause of the accident is not clear at this time, though reports noted it was raining heavily at the time. South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.
The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates more than 5.8 million crashes occur every year nationwide, with weather conditions accounting for approximately 21 percent of those crashes. Of weather-related crashes, 73 percent are attributed to wet pavement. While people often think of winter as the most hazardous driving season, the Department of Transportation found snow and sleet to be factors in 18 percent of yearly car crashes, compared to 46 percent of crashes occurring during rainfall.
Not only does rain create slick roadways, it also affects driver visibility, vehicle performance (i.e. stability and traction), and traffic flow, all of which lead to a heightened risk of accidents. Weather-related automobile crashes result in more than 418,000 injuries and close to 5,400 fatalities annually.
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