Tragic Crash Reported in Berkeley County, South Carolina
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC- Live5news.com writes that a crash involving three cars left one person dead this week in Berkeley County. The incident occurred on Clements Ferry Roads close to Monica Court.*
One of the involved vehicles was a semi-truck, while the others were a Ford F-150 and a Honda. Reports indicate that the Honda was driving northbound when it veered over the centerline and struck the pickup truck before colliding with the tractor-trailer.
The person operating the Honda was transported to the hospital where he or she later died. The collision is still under investigation.
Head-on collisions are severe crashes that often result in death. When it comes to these deadly incidents, speed is one of the main factors in determining the severity of the impact. Studies have found that head-on collisions carry a high risk of death when the vehicles involved are traveling at above 43 miles per hour. The research should indicate that roads should not exist if they have speed limits of 43 miles per hour or more but do not have any form of median or protective barrier in place to prevent these fatal collisions.
Even when cars have safety ratings that suggest that they are well equipped to protect their occupants in a head-on wreck, the tests are only performed at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. If a car performs well in such a test, it only indicates that it is able to protect occupants in the event of a head-on collision at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour between that car and another vehicle of about the same size. Sadly, carmakers have not found ways to provide better protection in these instances.
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