Crash on Highway 153 in Powdersville South Carolina Kills One
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC- Wspa.com writes that a crash killed one person and injured four others over the weekend in Powdersville. The crash took place in the evening on Highway 153 at its intersection with Old Pendleton Road.*
The police report that two vehicles, a 2013 Kia and 2001 Ford van, were heading southbound when a 2019 Volvo SUV tried to make a left turn onto Old Pendleton Road in front of the oncoming vehicles.
The Kia struck the Volvo, and the Person operating the Ford swerved to avoid being involved in the crash. The driver of the Ford lost control of the vehicle, and it left the roadway and hit a tree. All of the individuals involved in the crash suffered injuries, and responders transported them to the hospital.
The 32-year-old woman driving the Kia died in the hospital from the injuries she sustained in the accident. According to the Coroner, the victim did not have her seatbelt on at the time of the crash. The collision is still under investigation.
The images from the scene show the Volkswagen with severe damage on its passenger side.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most Americans use their seatbelts regularly. The average rate of seatbelt use in 2018 was 89.6 percent. In 2015, the NHTSA estimated that around 14,955 people’s lives were saved because they used their seatbelts. If 100 percent of people buckled up, about another 2,549 people could have survived the car crashes in which they were killed.
The NHTSA reminds people that airbags are not enough to protect a person in a crash and that they are designed to inflate to protect someone with a seatbelt on. If a person fails to buckle up, the airbag may be rendered completely useless, or even become a danger.
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Source:https://www.wspa.com/news/local-news/4-hurt-in-crash-on-hwy-153-in-powdersville/ and https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts