Tragic, Fatal Accident in Spartanburg, South Carolina Kills One
SPARTANBURG, SC- Foxcarolina.com writes that one person died in a collision on Interstate 26 in Spartanburg. The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene in the mid-afternoon close to John Dodd Road.*
The incident occurred when a motorist in a 2006 Ford pickup truck traveling eastbound veered across a median and into the westbound lanes of traffic. The pickup truck then struck two cars traveling in the opposite direction, including a 2014 Toyota and a 2012 Toyota. The person operating the 2012 model died in the collision.
The driver in the Ford suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital. The incident led to lengthy traffic delays while crews worked on the scene for several hours.
Head-on collisions are at least partially the result of poorly designed roadways. Studies conducted to avoid traffic deaths indicate that roads with moderate to high rates of speed, and above 40 miles per hour, should be divided to prevent cars from drifting into the opposite moving traffic lanes. Of course, the motorists responsible for driving over a centerline are also at fault in these horrible wrecks, but drivers are going to make mistakes, and road design should be conducted with that fact in mind. Without traffic barriers in place, drowsy drivers, distracted drivers, and drunk drivers can cross over the centerline in a split second and cause horrible fatal crashes. In order to truly prevent deadly collisions, roads would have to be made to prevent these drivers from making these mistakes.
Lowering speed limits would be another way to protect motorists. The higher the speed, the greater the risk of a collision becoming deadly.
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Sources:https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/troopers-one-dead-in-three-vehicle-collision-along-i-/article_b64b139a-5d9d-11ea-bea4-372bfe97c870.html and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/ and http://www.sehinc.com/news/truth-about-speed-limits-explained-engineer