Greenville County Head-On Collision Tragically Kills Two, Including Child
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC- Wspa.com writes that a head-on collision led to the deaths of two individuals in Greenville County, South Carolina. The incident took place in the mid-afternoon on Fairview Road close to the intersection of New Harrison Bridge Road. Reports indicate that a pickup truck was traveling northbound when it drifted across the center line and collided with a southbound car.*
The driver of the car, identified as a 66-year-old man from Simpsonville, and a four-year-old child from Fountain Inn both died in the collision. The driver operating the pickup truck survived the crash and was transported to the hospital with severe injuries.
Police are still investigating the collision, and reports do not indicate why the driver veered into oncoming traffic.
Head-on collisions are dangerous, and according to safety experts, the best way to survive one of these violent crashes is to not get into one at all. Of course, we share the road with other drivers, meaning that someone else can cause one of these crashes, and we can be involved even if we did not do anything wrong.
The best way to avoid a fatal head-on wreck is to travel at a slower speed. According to studies, the way to make it through alive is to not travel at more than 43 miles per hour. Additionally, choose your routes wisely and stay off of undivided roads that have speed limits greater than 40 miles per hour.
Another way to lower the risk of being involved in one of these types of crashes is to drive a car with a crash avoidance system. Research indicates that the risk of a head-on collision declines by about eleven percent if the vehicle is equipped with crash avoidance technology.
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