Driver Causes Multiple Collisions Leading to One Death on Highway 17 A in Charleston, South Carolina (SC)
CHARLESTON, SC- Abcnews4.com writes that a driver on Highway 17 A caused a fatal crash this week that also injured five people. The driver, identified as a 51-year-old woman, was operating a 2005 GMC Yukon at the time of the crash. The incident involved separate impacts. At the time of the collisions, the woman was carrying two children in her car, reportedly ages eight and nine years old.*
Although it is unclear the exact number of vehicles involved in the first incident, reports state that it was anywhere from three to five. That first crash, which sent one person to the hospital, took place in the early afternoon close to College Park Road. Moments later, the same driver in the GMC collided with a 2014 Kia just blocks away from the previous crash. In that incident, the GMC rear-ended the Kia. The GMC continued and just past Myers Road, struck a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck. At the time of that crash, the GMC was headed northbound in the southbound lanes and struck the southbound Chevrolet. Finally, the woman continued into oncoming traffic and struck a 2019 BMW. The GMC impacted the front passenger side of the BMW. A passenger in that car died in the impact, and the driver was severely injured.
The woman who caused all those crashes, and the two children in the car with her, were also injured in the wreck and transported to the hospital for treatment. Police are still investigating the incident. Investigators state that charges are pending against the driver.
Studies indicate that South Carolina is one of the worst places to drive. Reports found that the Palmetto State is the third-worst when it comes to per capita traffic-related fatalities.
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