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Tragic Crash Kills Pedestrian on Savannah Highway in Charleston, South Carolina (SC)

October 01, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC- rights that a car struck and killed a woman in Charleston, South Carolina, this week during the late evening. The crash took place on Savannah Highway, and the victim died about one hour later. Reports state that the woman killed in the crash was 32 years old. Responders rushed the victim to the Medical University of South Carolina, but her injuries proved fatal.*

Some reports indicate that South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states when it comes to pedestrian crashes and related fatalities. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the Palmetto State is the sixth deadliest for pedestrian crashes. The findings are based on per capita deaths. While South Carolina ranks among the deadliest for foot traffic, the nation, in general, has a poor record of pedestrian safety. More than 6,000 people have lost their lives in these accidents annually in the last few years. Responders, including police officers in Charleston, lament the fact that many pedestrians killed on the state's roads could be alive had they used more caution. 

Many pedestrian crashes occur in locations that are not designated crosswalks or intersections. In fact, 83 percent of pedestrians killed in South Carolina died away from intersections or crosswalks. Additionally, 84 percent of those deaths took place at night, suggesting that visibility is playing a significant role in the cause of fatal pedestrian crashes. The state also acknowledges that better infrastructure is needed in order to protect vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. Improvements to infrastructure, including building new sidewalks in locations without footpaths, is expensive and will take time. Some safety advocates in the state are now encouraged by the fact that there seems to be more momentum than ever before in support of efforts to improve pedestrian safety in this state. Among the efforts to make the roads safer is the possibility of a complete streets policy that would apply funds towards improving road infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists, and people using public transportation. 

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