Tragic Clements Ferry Road Crash Leaves One Dead in Charleston County, South Carolina (SC)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC- Abcnews4.com writes that a person died this week in a crash that took place on Clements Road. The incident involved a pickup truck, a semi-truck, and another vehicle. The two trucks were heading southbound when a car traveling in the opposite direction appears to have crossed over into the southbound lanes.*
The incident occurred close to Monica Court. The car first sideswiped the pickup before colliding head-on with the semi-truck. The person in the smaller vehicle was trapped as a result of the impact. Responders rushed that person to the hospital, but the individual later died from the injuries she suffered in the wreck.
The incident led to delays in traffic while police and other officials worked to investigate and clear the scene. The victim was identified as a 24-year-old woman from Charleston.
Sadly, many roadways in the nation are designed poorly and present the risk of deadly head-on collisions. Studies indicate that cars traveling at 43-miles-per hour that collide head-on will create a high risk of death to the occupants. In crash tests, a top rating goes to vehicles that are able to effectively protect occupants in a head-on impact at just 40 miles per hour between two vehicles of approximately the same size. The automobile industry has not been able to adequately protect people in higher impact collisions.
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