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Crash in Greenville County, South Carolina Leads to Injuries

June 11, 2020

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC- writes that an early afternoon collision took place on Poinsett Highway leading to injuries. The details regarding the cause of the crash are not yet available.*

South Carolina has continuously had some of the nation's most dangerous roads. One study indicated that the roads are the deadliest per mile in the United States. Many of the victims are pedestrians, some of whom may not have even been on the roadway. 

In one tragic example, a man was in his front yard with his son when a driver veered off the roadway and struck the victim from behind. The motorist fled the scene of the crash, and the victim, a 59-year-old man, died within hours of being struck. 

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) writes that the state's deaths per mile average out to 1.88 per every 100 million miles traveled. That number is about two times the average for the country. 

There are many causes for these tragic deaths, including drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, and vehicle occupants failing to buckle up. Drunk driving, in particular, has been a major factor in the state for years. Drunk motorists account for around one out of every three fatal crashes in the state. That proportion has stayed stubbornly the same since 2007. 

Victims who are struck by drunk drivers sometimes express frustration over the fact that these drivers seem to face only minimal consequences, although they cause horrific tragedies. One woman who spent six months in hospitals and rehabs after being in a crash with a wrong-way drunk driver stated that in the five years before the case went to trial, she feared that the driver who struck her would hurt someone else. 

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