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Young Man Dies in Tragic Crash at Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, South Carolina

January 06, 2020

GOOSE CREEK, SC- writes that a twenty-year-old man died in an early morning collision this week. The victim was riding in the bed of a truck when the driver veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The victim was ejected in the impact.*

Responders rushed the man to a nearby hospital, but he died a short while later from injuries that he sustained in the wreck. The cause of the collision is still under investigation. 

The crash is one of the first for the new year in South Carolina. In recent years, the state has performed poorly when it comes to traffic accident statistics. South Carolina ranks third on the list of the most dangerous places in the country to drive. Southern states, in general, tend to have elevated rates of traffic deaths as compared to states in other parts of America. The numbers are far higher than in the northeast. The reason that southern states are more dangerous for drivers is that these states have more rural roads. 

Studies indicate that rural roadways are more hazardous than urban streets. Speed limits tend to be higher in less populated parts of the country. The speed at which vehicles are traveling plays an important role in determining the severity of a crash. Naturally, when cars move faster, they tend to crash harder. Another issue with rural roadways is that the lanes are narrower, and there is less room for error. Drivers on city streets have more time and opportunities to correct when they veer off track than rural drivers. Of course, in the event of a crash, people in the country could be farther from medical services and emergency responders. This, too, can increase the risk of an accident ending in deaths.

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