Driver Dies in Tragic Two-Vehicle Crash in Greenville County, South Carolina (SC)
GREENVILLE, SC- Foxcarolina.com writes that a crash killed one person this week in Greenville County. The late evening collision took the life of a 39-year-old man from Mauldin. The driver was traveling on West Georgia Road close to the intersection with Garrison Road when he was involved in a crash with another vehicle.*
Police reports state that the victim appears to have veered off the right side of the roadway before overcorrecting and entering oncoming traffic. The victim’s car collided with another vehicle and then overturned. The man was declared dead at the scene of the crash. Reports did not include the condition of the person or people in the other vehicle.
Head-on collisions are some of the deadliest crashes that take place. When it comes to avoiding being in one of these horrific wrecks, the best move is to slow down. Drivers who are in a head-on crash at 43 miles per hour or more have a high risk of being killed. Sadly, it is not difficult for drivers to cross the center line and enter oncoming traffic on many high-speed roads throughout the country.
Some safety experts say that roads with speed limits above 40 miles per hour should always have some form of the center divider.
Drivers may wonder why cars are not able to protect occupants at such modest speeds. Of course, manufacturers would like to develop cars that are capable of preventing death in crashes at much higher speeds, but the forces at play are intense. When cars are tested to determine their front crash safety ratings, those tests are only performed at 40 miles per hour, and only between vehicles of about the same size. At higher speeds, you should not rely on your car to protect you.
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