Accident Involving Semi-Truck and Bucket Truck Sends One to the Hospital
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – According to an online news report at abcnews4.com, a road in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina reopened earlier this week after a crash occurred that sent one individual to a local hospital.*
Per officials, a tractor-trailer slammed into a bucket truck located along Coleman Boulevard. The individual who was conducting work in the bucket truck then fell onto the top of the tractor-trailer. The worker was taken to an area hospital where they are being treated for their injuries. Luckily, the injuries are reported as being non-life-threatening.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation and its partners have launched a new campaign geared towards reducing the number of work zone-related accidents and deaths, known as the High Visibility Enforcement Campaign for Work Zone Safety.
Over the past 5 years, there were nearly 10,000 traffic-related accidents that were reported as having occurred in work zones in South Carolina. These accidents resulted in several thousand injuries. During this five year period, 88 people perished in work zones located within the state. Last year alone there were 21 individuals who died in work zones as a result of accidents.
For a smaller state, the number s of accidents and deaths is staggering. Sadly, the 88 fatalities and thousands of accidents were completely preventable. They were due to the fact that motorists were going at an excess rate of speed in work zones and/or were driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. In light of the thousands of injuries reported in work zones in South Carolina, these numbers continue to increase. The only way to prevent these tragic accidents is to change driver behavior in work zones that would help to improve safety throughout the entire highway system.
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