Tragic Crash Kills One on Ruffin Road in Colleton County, South Carolina (SC)
COLLETON COUNTY, SC- Couton2.com writes that a crash occurred this week in Colleton County that left one person dead. The incident involved two vehicles that collided in the evening at Ruffins Road and its intersection with Jones Swamp Road.*
Reports state that a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling northbound when it failed to yield and collided with a 2012 Honda Accord that was heading west. The victim was in the Trailblazer.
The individual in the Honda was injured in the collision as well and was transported to the hospital.
At this time, no charges are anticipated in relation to the deadly wreck.
Intersections are dangerous because cars must cross into one another's paths. With vehicles traveling in opposite and perpendicular directions, the chances of a collision are significant. Studies indicate that many intersection collisions could be prevented if roundabouts were used to replace traditional traffic control devices such as stop signs or traffic lights. In a roundabout, the drivers must reduce their speed to navigate the curve of the turn. The speed reduction alone is one main reason that crashes in roundabouts are typically less severe than those that occur at crossroads. Of course, the fact that all cars are driving in the same direction is another reason that crashes are less likely, and less severe when they do take place.
Pedestrians are less prone to dangers in crosswalks in roundabouts as well. When pedestrians cross around the circle, they only have to walk past one direction of traffic at each crossing, and the cars are not traveling at high speeds. As a result, severe pedestrian injuries drop when roundabouts are used.
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