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Multi-Vehicle Ladson Crash Leaves One Dead in North Charleston, South Carolina


October 25, 2019

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC- Counton2.com writes that multiple vehicles were involved in a severe wreck on Spencer Woods Road. The collision took place later at night over the weekend. The road was closed in both directions as officers investigated and cleared the scene.*

Reports indicate that one person was killed in the crash. The identities of the victim and the others involved are not yet known. 

Car accidents can occur at any time of day. However, driving at night comes with certain risks. One of the problems is just a matter of vision. Drivers cannot see as well at night, and headlights often fail to show enough of the roadway. Headlights on other vehicles can also temporarily impair a person's vision.

Fatigue and drowsiness are other problems many drivers face after dark. Statistically, 37 percent of drivers have fallen asleep behind the wheel. The risk of being involved in a collision is about three times as high when a person is fatigued as when they are well-rested. 

Of course, late-night driving also comes with a greater risk of drunk drivers being on the road. Drunk drivers cause around 30 deaths in the United States every day. The highest concentration of drunk drivers on the road occurs normally between midnight and three in the morning. While there are fewer drunk drivers on the road now than in years and decades past, the number of drugged drivers seems to be on the rise. The number of drivers under the influence of marijuana during the weekend has risen by about 48 percent in the last ten or so years. Drivers impaired by any kind of drug presents risks to everyone on the road.  

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Source:https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/safety-topics/night-driving and https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/north-charleston-pd-one-person-dead-after-multi-car-crash-in-ladson/

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