Crash Reported in Interstate 385 Northbound in Simpsonville, South Carolina (SC)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC- Foxcarolina.com writes that a crash occurred in Simpsonville in the late morning. The accident took place in the northbound lanes between, and at least one of the involved vehicles overturned. The wreck led to lane closures until the afternoon. No details are currently available regarding the cause of the collision. While reports state that injuries occurred in the incident, it is not clear how severe those injuries are, or how many people were hurt in the wreck.*
Consumer Reports writes that rollovers are one of the worse types of collisions that a driver can get into. Overall, few crashes involve rollovers. Just three percent of all wrecks are rollovers, but when it comes to fatalities, 30 percent involve this type of crash.
The lethal nature of rollovers can be reduced. For instance, wearing seatbelts is one way to greatly cut down on the chances of being ejected in the case of a car overturning. Ejections are fatal the vast majority of the time.
Other ways to lower the chances of being killed in a rollover include driving a newer vehicle. SUVs are known to be at a greater risk of overturning due to their taller designs. However, the newer models have been redesigned to help prevent this type of crash from taking place.
Checking the tires on a vehicle is a good idea as well. Proper tire pressure can help lower the chances of a vehicle rolling. Overloading a car creates additional risks of a rollover by making vehicles more top-heavy.
Finally, speed is one of the main contributing factors in rollover wrecks. In most cases, rollovers take place on roads with higher speed limits. About three out of four deadly rollovers happen on roads with speed limits of 55 miles per hour or greater. Many of these are rural roadways. Additionally, about 40 percent of rollovers involve a driver who was violating the speed limit.
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