Tragic Crash Kills One in Myrtle Beach
MYRTLE BEACH, SC- Wmbfnews.com writes that a crash killed one person over the weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The crash involved two vehicles on Highway 17. The collision led the authorities to shut down all lanes on the Highway 17 bypass during the investigation.*
The incident occurred in the early morning when a southbound 2015 Ford Mustang entered the northbound lanes and collided head-on with a 2007 Honda. Reports indicate that the person operating the Mustang died in the wreck. Responders hospitalized the person in the Honda. No news is available regarding the condition of the injured driver.
In head-on crashes, the speed at which collisions have a high rate of fatalities is just 43 miles per hour. The forces involved in these wrecks mean that they can be deadly even at modest speeds. This is true even for occupants who are using a seatbelt. Without a seatbelt, the occupants have an even greater risk of dying in a collision.
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Sources:https://www.wmbfnews.com/2020/01/25/deadly-two-car-accident-myrtle-beach/ and https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/crime/article239637033.html and https://patch.com/pennsylvania/uppermacungie/the-anatomy-of-a-car-crash-and-the-injuries-that-result and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/