Crash Causes Injuries on Highway 501 in Horry County, South Carolina (SC)
HORRY COUNTY, SC- Wpde.com writes that a crash occurred this week in Horry County that led to injuries. The incident happened at Cox Ferry Road's intersection with Highway 501. Drivers were instructed to anticipate delays in the area.*
It appears that multiple injuries resulted from the accident.
South Carolina's roads are some of the most dangerous to drive on out of all fifty states. According to one study, the state ranks in third place for fatal crashes. Only Alabama and Mississippi appear to have a greater per capita risk of dying in a car accident.
While texting and driving, or distracted driving, in general, might be part of the problem facing drivers in the Palmetto State, it is not the only issue that contributes to road hazards.
South Carolina is one of the top ten states in terms of drunk driving deaths as well. A study stated that South Carolina is the state with the eighth-worst drunk driving record in the nation. The study examined the number of per capita arrests for DUIs as well as the number of DUI-related deaths. North Carolina found itself just ahead of South Carolina in seventh place.
In general, drunk driving crashes are more common in the south, with seven out of the twelve worst-ranked states coming from the southern part of the United States. In general, drunk driving continues to be a major problem when it comes to roadway safety. About 29 percent of all people killed in crashes in the United States died in collisions caused by drivers who were under the influence of alcohol, indicating the severity of the problem.
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