All Lanes of Highway 17 Closed During Early Morning after Wreck in Ravenel, South Carolina
RAVENEL, SC- Ancnews4.com writes that a collision on Highway 17, also known as Savannah Road, led to police shutting down all lanes of traffic in both directions. The crash occurred near Ravenel.*
Emergency crews responded to the scene of the accident and found one of the victims was trapped in the vehicle. Emergency workers were able to clear the scene and remove the person from the car.
While traffic accidents still kill tens of thousands of people across the United States, statistics indicate that the number of deaths is dropping each year. The number of total deaths declined in 2018 and will likely drop again in 2019 based on early numbers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that the decrease is likely because of the improvement of safety technology in vehicles. Crash avoidance technology is helping to alert drivers in situations where they might not have stopped in time to avoid a collision, and some vehicles are now capable of stopping on their own in emergencies.
While vehicles are getting safer for occupants, the number of pedestrians killed each year in crashes is continuing to rise. The larger vehicles, such as SUVs, which are popular with American drivers may make the road safer for drivers and passengers, but they are proving to be deadlier for people walking or biking near the road. When a person is hit by a taller and larger vehicle, the impact is more intense, and the person is often hit higher on their body, impacting their head or torso and causing more severe injuries. Vehicle manufacturers now include technology designed to prevent pedestrian crashes as well as vehicle collisions, and safety advocates are pushing for pedestrian and cyclist safety to be incorporated in the vehicle safety ratings.
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