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Crash on Interstate 26 Kills Pedestrian on Interstate 26 in Charleston County, South Carolina (SC)

September 01, 2020

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC- writes that a pedestrian died this week in a crash on Interstate 26 in Charleston County. The victim was reportedly walking in the eastbound lanes early in the morning when the incident occurred.*

The vehicle involved was a 2003 Honda Civic. The driver in the vehicle did not sustain injuries in the crash. The police have not released information regarding the identity of the individual who died in the accident. Reports indicate that the crash led to lengthy delays for commuting drivers.

The pedestrian collision was only the first crash to impact morning traffic. Another incident occurred only three miles away, close to the location where Interstate 526 and Interstate 26 merge. 

A third crash that took place in the eastbound lanes just past the point of the second collision. 

The time to drive from Summerville to Charleston was twice as long as normal because of the accidents. 

Pedestrian collisions have become far too common in South Carolina. Cyclists are also dying too often on the state’s roadways. In fact, according to data, the Palmetto State has more deaths than most states in the country. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association ranked the state in sixth place. 

Not only are pedestrians in danger in South Carolina, but they are also dangerous across the nation as well. These deaths are often preventable. In many cases, pedestrians could avoid tragedy by using crosswalks rather than crossing where it is dark out. Lighting is a major factor in these incidents, and the majority of pedestrians who die in South Carolina pedestrian crashes are killed at night. Still, infrastructure is a major problem for pedestrian safety. Until the roads are made to better accommodate foot traffic, these tragic accidents are likely to continue to take place across America. 

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