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Crash with Injuries Reported in Dorchester County, North Carolina

November 25, 2019

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC- writes that police shut down Highway 17A in Dorchester County following a two-vehicle crash. The road remained closed for around three hours.  

Police stated that a red Dodge pick-up truck struck a utility pole. The vehicle's airbags deployed on contact. The driver sustained injuries in the accident, and responders transported that individual to the hospital via airlift. The person's injuries are reportedly severe.

The truck knocked down power lines in the area, making for a complicated clean up effort involving the power company. 

Collisions with fixed objects kill thousands of people every year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about one out of every five traffic fatalities in the United States is the result of a fixed object collision.

These crashes often involve a vehicle leaving the roadway and striking an object that is located close to the road. The most common objects include trees, utility poles, and medians or traffic barriers.

Fixed object accidents are more likely at night, and many of them involve a driver who is under the influence of a drug or alcohol.

The vast majority of fixed object collisions occur in single-vehicle crashes. Still, sometimes, a multiple vehicle accident will lead to a car striking an object on the side of the road.

Some of the deadliest fixed object accidents involve a vehicle rollover or a person being ejected from the vehicle. 

According to safety experts, one of the best ways to prevent these crashes from happening is to limit the number of objects placed along the side of the road. Unless there is a compelling reason for an object to be near a roadway, it should be placed some safe distance away.

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