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Woman Dies from Injuries Received in Recent Tragic Crash in Union County

April 10, 2020

UNION COUNTY, SC- writes that a woman died in the hospital this week from injuries she sustained in a crash last month in Union County. The two-vehicle wreck occurred on Lockhart Highway.*

The victim was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Reports identified her as an 83-year-old woman. Following the wreck, responders airlifted the victim to the Spartanburg Medical Center, where she later died from her injuries. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still conducting the investigation into the wreck. 

One recent study found that South Carolina ranks third in the nation in terms of deadly car crashes. The average number of deaths in the state is 20.5 per every 100,000 residents. Only Mississippi and Alabama were ranked above the Palmetto State in terms of fatalities per population size. One of the reasons for the high number of deaths is believed to be the lack of robust legislation and enforcement of distracted driving laws. Overall, about one out of every ten deadly car crashes is caused by a distracted motorist. Cellphones are a big part of driver distraction. 

Safety experts recommend that drivers commit to not being distracted while operating a vehicle. In order to avoid any temptation to look at your phone, turn the device off when you get into the car, or put it out of your reach so that you cannot look at it while driving. Concerned motorists ought to set a good example for other drivers by not engaging in texting while driving or other dangerous behaviors. Motorists may also want to advocate for stricter laws in their states, or for workplace policies to discourage distracted driving.

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