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Darlington County, South Carolina Crash Tragically Kills One

December 04, 2019

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC- writes that a crash killed a motorcyclist and injured three others over the weekend in South Carolina. The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the early evening collision on North Marquis Highway close to Hartsville.*

Reports indicate that the motorcyclist attempted to turn left from Marquis Highway when a Nissan Altima struck the individual. Three people in the Altima sustained injuries, and responders transported them to the Carolina Pines Medical Center for treatment.

The individual driving the Altima did not have a seatbelt on at the time of the crash. The motorcyclist was not using a helmet, according to reports. 

Motorcycle helmets are a crucial piece of safety equipment that all motorcyclists should use every time they get on their bikes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet reduces a motorcyclist’s risk of death by about 37 percent. Helmets also reduce the chance of severe head injuries by about 69 percent. In 2016, helmets saved 1,859 people’s lives across the United States. If everyone had worn a helmet, an additional 802 people would likely have survived crashes that year. 

While motorcycle helmets are not always required by law, wearing one is the safe choice. 

For occupants of vehicles, seatbelts are the easiest way to reduce the risk of dying in a car crash. In 2017, seatbelts saved about 14,955 lives. Another 2,549 people would still be alive if they had used their seatbelts on the day they were involved in a collision. While about 89.6 percent of Americans use their seatbelts, there is still room for improvement. Buckling up can lower a person's risk of dying in a crash by 45 percent.

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