Woman Dies in Car Crash that Injured Two Others in Rock Hill, South Carolina (SC)
ROCK HILL, S.C. — A 36-year-old woman from Rock Hill died in a violent car collision that sent two motorists to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a report appearing in the Herald Online. The Rock Hill Police Department’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) received the assignment to reconstruct the crash to determine why the collision occurred. Preliminarily, the investigating officers were able to determine that the female who died was a passenger in a 2005 Saturn sedan that collided with a 2000 Ford Mustang. Both drivers sustained injuries authorities described as severe and were transported to Piedmont Medical Center. The police have not announced charges at this time. *
Rock Hill Police officers responded to the area of Heckle Boulevard, in the 500 block, around 10:40 p.m. The Herald Online also said that the site of the crash was on S.C. 901, which is located to the southeast of the South Cherry Road intersection. The reporting officers did not provide any additional information as to how the accident happened or who might be at fault. The case remains an active investigation.
The Herald Online reported that there were 140,341 traffic accidents in South Carolina in 2019. Over one-third, or 38,336 people sustained injuries in 2019 traffic crashes. Tragically, 924 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2019 in South Carolina. The statistics reported by the Herald Online also suggest that Charleston, Greenville, and Richland Counties, respectfully, saw the highest number of vehicle accidents in 2019, which accounted for 46,995 accidents in the state.
Various factors contribute to motor vehicle collisions. In South Carolina, failure to grant the right of way, speeding, failing to stay in a designated travel lane, failing to keep the appropriate distance between vehicles, and driving while distracted, which could be texting while driving or manipulating a smartphone or another device while driving.
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