Head-On Collision Sends 6 to the Hospital in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - According to an online news report at wbmfnews.com, a head-on collision occurred on Highway 501 close to the Tanger Outlets that caused 6 individuals to sustain injuries, per the Horry County Fire Rescue. The accident occurred in the early morning hours.*
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of an accident at the area of Highway 501 and Waccamaw Pines Drive due to the report of a head-on collision. Per emergency crews, 6 people were taken to an area hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
When the front part of a vehicle hits into the front part of another vehicle, such event is known as a head-on collision. These types of crashes account for approximately 2% of all traffic accidents. About 10% of road accident deaths involve a head-on accident. Most of the time, head-on collisions involve severe injuries.
Most head-on crashes are due to driver negligence. This type of accident typically occurs when a driver fails to stay in his or her lane and drives into oncoming traffic. There are several causes of head-on collisions, the top 3 of which include the following:
- Distracted driving. One of the most frequent causes of head-on collision is due to driver inattention. People who text, eat, drink, talk on their cellphone, etc. while driving put their lives at risk as well as the lives of other drivers.
- Inclement weather. Weather conditions such as ice, rain, dense fog, and snow cause serious and sometimes fatal head-on collisions.
- Driving while impaired. Whether due to alcohol or drugs, when a person is impaired, their judgement is lessened, causing him or her to sometimes lose control of their vehicle.
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