Man from St. George Tragically Dies in Collision in Orangeburg County, South Carolina
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC- Thetandd.com writes that a deadly collision killed one person in Orangeburg County late last month. The crash led to an investigation into the cause of death, but a recent report indicated that the incident was accidental.*
The victim, a 36-year-old man from St. George, was traveling eastbound on Charleston Highway in the early morning. The car drove off the roadway, but the driver then attempted to correct. Unfortunately, the man overcorrected and drove off the other side of the road. The car then struck a tree on the left of the highway and caught on fire. The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, died at the scene.
The number of victims of roadway accidents dropped slightly this year as compared to last year in South Carolina. In 2018, 991 people died in collisions on the state's highways, while as of December 8, 2019, 920 people died. The number of pedestrian fatalities also dropped slightly from 161 to 149. Meanwhile, pedestrian deaths keep increasing around the country.
In South Carolina, state officials initiated a Vision Zero plan that focuses on several issues which create risks for drivers throughout the state. The plans address roadway departures, seatbelt usage, speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, intersection safety, and vulnerable road users. The goal of the program is to eliminate all forms of traffic-related fatalities.
Since 2007, the state’s number of fatalities dropped by about 25 percent. However, hundreds of people are dying every year in crashes on South Carolina roads. Clearly, there is more that the state can do to lower and eliminate these tragic deaths.
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Sources:https://thetandd.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/vehicle-death-ruled-accident-st-george-man-killed-in-crash/article_67d22f67-f30f-5674-810e-38480ee8a09c.html and http://www.sctargetzeroplan.org/about/about-target-zero