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One Killed in Tragic Four-Vehicle Crash on Highway 17A in Dorchester County, South Carolina (SC)

September 11, 2020

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC- writes that one person died this week in a crash that took place on Highway 17A. The incident occurred in the mid-afternoon close to Swan Drive.*

Officials closed down the highway from Swan Drive to Dorchester County in the early evening. 

According to police reports, a 2004 Nissan Xterra was traveling northbound when the driver struck the back of a 2015 GMC pickup truck. The impact caused the Nissan to fly into the air before it came down on the trailer of a Chevrolet pickup truck’s trailer. The Nissan then began to spin and collided with a third vehicle.

The driver in the Nissan died at the crash scene. Police stated that the individual was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

Two individuals who were in the Chevrolet pickup truck suffered injuries and were transported to the Summerville Medical Center. Both of those people had their seatbelts on. 

Rear-end crashes are some of the most common incidents that occur on the road every year. These crashes are entirely avoidable, and modern safety technology is capable of preventing about 80 percent of rear-end wrecks. Safety advocates state that such technology should come free and standard on all cars. Seatbelts are available in all cars at no extra cost, and other potentially life-saving features should also be added to all cars, and not reserved for those willing or able to pay for added features. 

Crash prevention systems are capable of warning drivers of an impending collision, which is often enough to prevent the crash altogether, but other features can also brake on their own, which can help drivers avoid crashes even when they fail to react appropriately or quickly enough on their own. 

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