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Tragic Collision Kills Two on Highway 15 in Dorchester County, South Carolina (SC)

June 24, 2020

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC- reports that a tragic crash left two people dead this week in Dorchester County, South Carolina. The incident took place between a passenger car and a large truck.*

Reports indicate that a 25-year-old man from Reevesville driving a car tried to pass another vehicle while traveling on Highway 15 close to St. George. The car struck a tractor-trailer head-on, and the driver and a passenger, identified as a 43-year-old woman from Hanahan, were both killed. According to police, the incident took place near Duncan Hill Road. Highway 15 North was closed while crews worked at the scene of the wreck. 

The forces involved in head-on impacts are extreme. In order to avoid being killed in one of these terrible crashes, drivers would be best off trying to prevent being in one at all. The sad truth is, cars are not able to adequately protect occupants from the forces that are at play in a head-on crash. 

At only 43 miles per hour, a head-on impact has a good chance of being fatal. A driver in a car with five start frontal crash ratings who always wears his or her seatbelt might believe that they are well-suited to live through such an ordeal. However, when cars are tested for their ability to prevent injury and death in a frontal collision, those tests are only performed at 40 miles per hour. Not only is the speed modest, the results only state that the vehicle performed well in a crash with another vehicle of about the same size. In a head-on impact with a larger vehicle at speeds above 43 miles per hour, occupants are in a highly perilous situation in which their vehicle is ill-prepared to protect them. 

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