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Car Accident Victim Rescued After Being Trapped in Vehicle in Murrells Inlet-Garden City, South Carolina

October 30, 2019

MURRELLS, INLET, SC- writes that crews have rescued a person who was involved in a severe collision in Murrells Inlet-Garden City late last week. The rescue workers arrived at the scene to find one vehicle badly damaged in the wreck. One of the occupants was seriously injured but had managed to exit the car. The other person, who was also injured, was trapped in the vehicle, and police had to work to remove that victim safely. Both of the victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.*

The crash occurred around the Highway 17 Bypass and Highway 707. The early reports do not include information about the cause of the accident or the condition and identity of those injured. Police are still carrying out the investigation.

Single-vehicle rollover accidents kill an average of about 8,000 people each year in the United States. These collisions are tragic because they are almost always completely avoidable. 

The leading causes of these accidents are speeding, drunk driving, and drowsy driving. Distracted driving is also a significant contributor to all crashes, including single-vehicle accidents. Drivers who are distracted create more dangers on the road than those who make actual driving-related mistakes such as failure to use a turning signal or tailgating another driver.

The deadliest types of single-vehicle accidents are those considered “run-off-the-road” crashes. About 70 percent of fatalities from accidents that involve just one vehicle fall into this category. Rollovers, or collisions in which vehicles strike a fixed object, like a tree or a utility pole, are some of the deadliest crashes of this kind. The good news is, by paying attention to the road, drivers significantly reduce their chances of being injured or killed in single-vehicle collisions.  

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