Vehicle Strikes and Kills Woman in Tragic Crash in Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC- Wspa.com writes that a vehicle struck a woman in Greenville County earlier this week. The police identified the victim as a 41-year-old woman. The county coroner stated that the victim died at the crash scene, which was located on Old Piedmont Highway.*
South Carolina ranks sixth in the nation when it comes to fatal pedestrian crashes. The numbers come from a report conducted by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which also reported that more pedestrians are dying nationally that at any time in the last 30 years. In 2018, 6,227 people died in pedestrian accidents.
The growing number of deaths is prompting politicians to make changes to increase road safety. The initiative includes work to increase bike lanes and to make the roads more walkable.
Police say that many of the tragedies are preventable. Pedestrians are most often hit while crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. In some instances, a crosswalk nearby could have been used, but the victim chose to cross in an unprotected location. Of course, there are also many incidents where pedestrians are crossing in places where there is no available crosswalk in the vicinity. Another issue is lighting, as many of these incidents occur in poorly lit locations after dark.
Safety advocates and city officials are working to determine the most effective improvements to infrastructure in Charleston. In many places, advocates claim that there simply are not safe ways for pedestrians to navigate through the city. Some are hopeful that chances are on their way. The state seems to have found its momentum when it comes to making potentially life-saving improvements to road design.
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Source:https://www.wspa.com/news/local-news/woman-dies-after-being-hit-by-vehicle-in-greenville-co/ and https://www.postandcourier.com/news/hundreds-of-sc-pedestrians-and-bicyclists-are-dying-here-s/article_882982e6-6611-11e9-b638-bb86571a640e.html