Tragic Crash on SC 90 Kills One Near Conway, South Carolina
HORRY COUNTY, SC- Myrtlebeachonline.com writes that a tragic crash killed one person and injured others in Horry County over the weekend. The early morning wreck took place when three vehicles crashed, causing one of them to catch fire.*
Police have not yet released the name of the person killed in the collision. According to the fire department, numerous others suffered injuries in the incident. The nature and the extent of those injuries are not known at this time.
South Carolina's Target Zero Plan
South Carolina, like many cities and states, has a plan to eliminate traffic deaths in the upcoming years. The plan includes a number of strategies designed to address the traffic-related problems in the state. Areas the state is focusing on include reducing roadway departures, encouraging more occupants to use their seatbelts, discouraging drivers from speeding, designing better intersections, reducing drunk driving, discouraging distracted driving, and focusing on encouraging safe driving practices for new and younger drivers.
State statistics, 41.3 percent of occupants killed in crashes are not properly using a seatbelt or other form of restraint. Speed-related crashes caused 34.9 percent of deaths in South Carolina. Speed-related incidents are those that include a vehicle that was violating the speed limit, but also crashes in which a driver is traveling too fast for the conditions of the road. Drugs and alcohol caused more than one-quarter of fatalities in the state, and nationally, distracted driving kills around 3,000 people every year. The South Carolina Target Zero plan acknowledges that thousands of roadway deaths are entirely preventable. By driving cautiously, motorists can cut down on the number of accidents every year. Officials can develop safer streets and road designs that will prevent many crashes, and law enforcement efforts can also help to deter dangerous driving practices.
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Sources:https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article239422618.html and http://www.sctargetzeroplan.org/