Man Charged for Crashing into Home Killing Woman
CHARLESTON, SC- Live5news.com writes that man was arrested in connection to a crash that killed a woman in her home in North Charleston. The incident occurred recently on Attaway Street when the motorist was driving a 2008 Buick and veered off the road and collided with a home. The victim, identified as a 49-year-old woman, was killed in the impact.
After striking the house, the suspect fled the scene. The man is now facing numerous charges, including for reckless homicide and hit and run resulting in death.
About 500 people are killed annually in the United States in crashes involving cars striking buildings. These types of wrecks take place about 60 times every day. While pedestrian crashes have become frighteningly common, the possibility of being killed by a car while sleeping in bed or sitting in a café indicates that there is virtually nowhere that people are safe from traffic violence.
Many of these instances are preventable. The most common cause of these wrecks is simple driver errors. This would include crashes caused by distracted drivers or drivers speeding on a curve in the road. The next most often reason for such wrecks is pedal mistakes where a driver strikes the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. Drunk drivers lead to such problems about sixteen percent of the time.
In order to prevent these types of incidents, better-designed roads and parking lots could be used to slow drivers down. Parking spaces should not be facing shops and restaurants either as these designs make it too easy for a slip of the foot to lead to devastating results.
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