Tragic Crash Kills Two on SC 6 in Berkeley County, South Carolina (SC)
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC- Counton2.com writes that two people were killed in a crash in Berkeley County this week. The incident occurred in the evening on SC Highway 6.*
According to officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash took place when a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban crossed out of the eastbound lanes and into oncoming traffic. The Chevrolet and a 2017 Nissan collided head-on.
The driver in the Chevrolet died at the scene of the crash. A passenger in the rear of the Nissan was also killed in the impact. The driver and front-seat passenger in the Nissan were both severely injured and rushed to the hospital. Both of the surviving victims have injuries that are considered life-threatening.
Head-on collisions are often deadly because they involve intense forces. Statistics from the United States illustrate the dangers of these crashes, which account for just two percent of wrecks, but more than ten percent of crash-related deaths.
These instances are a type of lane-departure collision. Lane departure crashes involve any incident in which a driver drifts out of their designated lane and strikes another car or object. In some instances, a lane departure will involve a side-swipe of a car traveling in the same direction, other times, it will be a crash with a fixed object on the side of the road or a median, and of course, it could also lead to a head-on impact. While the cause of each of these instances is the same, the results vary drastically depending on the type of impact.
In an effort to prevent these terrible accidents, road designers often install medians or barriers to stop cars from crossing into traffic traveling in the opposite direction.
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