Crash Severely Injures Moped Rider on Carolina Country Club Road in Spartanburg, South Carolina, (SC)
SPARTANBURG, SC- Foxcarolina.com writes that police reports indicate that a crash severely injured a moped rider this week in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.*
The driver involved in the accident was operating a 2014 Dodge Charger when he struck the victim. Police now say that the 28-year-old man operating the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. That driver is now facing felony charges in relation to the collision. Police stated that the victim was thrown from his moped in the impact and sustained severe bodily injuries. Investigators found an open container inside of the charger.
Drunk drivers are responsible for approximately 29 percent of fatal car crashes that take place in the United States. Over the course of the last few decades, safety advocates and traffic officials have managed to greatly reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road. Sadly, greater than 10,000 people die as a result of alcohol-impaired motorists every year throughout the country. South Carolina, in particular, has a poor record when it comes to drunk drivers. Data indicates that the state is one of the worst in the nation for alcohol-related deadly car crashes. North Carolina also ranks within the top ten on that list. Part of the tragedy of drunk driving-related collisions is the fact that they are entirely preventable. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol begins to impact a person's behavior and faculties even at levels below the legal limit. Most states have a legal limit of .08 percent blood alcohol content. The one exception is Utah, where legislators moved to reduce the legal blood alcohol level for drivers .05 percent. that decision on the part of Utah reflects the fact that even at that lower alcohol level, drivers present a greater risk to themselves and others on the road.
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