Deadly Crash on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County, North Carolina is Under Investigation
CLARENDON COUNTY, SC- Abcnews4.com is investigating a South Carolina accident that took place earlier this week on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County. Early reports indicate that the vehicle was traveling southbound when it left the roadway and hit a tree that was in the median.*
Both the driver and the passenger were thrown from the car. The passenger was declared dead at the hospital. The authorities have not yet reported the driver’s condition. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Statistics indicate that about 1.3 million people around the world are killed in car crashes each year. In 2017, there were 4,327 people killed in automobile wrecks in the United States alone. Fifty-eight percent of deadly crashes involved just one vehicle.
Rollovers and vehicles hitting objects on the side of the roadway are two common causes of fatal single-vehicle crashes. Trees are one of the most common objects hit by a vehicle that veers off the road.
Most car crashes are the result of human mistakes. Failing to focus on the road, driving while tired, speeding, and driving under the influence are all common causes of car crashes.
Safety equipment in vehicles can play a large role in lowering the chances of a crash turning deadly. Seatbelts, which are currently used by nearly ninety percent of people in the United States, can lower the chances of a passenger being killed in a crash by around 45%. One of the benefits of a seatbelt is that it prevents occupants from being ejected in a wreck. Vehicle ejections lead to fatalities more often than not. Seatbelts also make other safety equipment, such as airbags, more effective because they keep people in their proper place in the vehicle.
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