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Pedestrian Killed in Tragic Crash on SC Highway 213 in Midlands, South Carolina (SC)

October 04, 2020

MIDLANDS, SC- writes that a pedestrian died this week in a tragic crash on South Carolina 213. The incident happened close to Fairview Church Road overnight, about 30 miles to the north of Columbia.*

The involved vehicle was a 2019 Dodge pickup truck, which was traveling westbound on the highway. The victim was a 20-year-old man from Mount Holly. Responders rushed the young man to the Prisma Health Medical Facility, located in Richmond County. Sadly, the victim's injuries proved fatal, and he died shortly after the collision. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. It is not clear what caused the incident, but street lighting could have been a contributing factor. So far this year, 734 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents in the Palmetto State. Of that total, pedestrians accounted for 120 fatalities. So far, eleven people have died in Fairfield County this year.

In recent years pedestrians have been dying in higher numbers throughout the United States. The majority of fatal crashes happen at night. Some suspect that headlights are doing a poor job of illuminating the road ahead. LED lights, which are brighter than other headlights, do not appear to help the situation. In fact, some evidence suggests that these lights have a blinding effect on drivers and could be making the roads more dangerous. Another factor that is undoubtedly making the roads more hazardous for pedestrians is America's love of large vehicles, including pickup trucks and SUVs. These vehicles create a higher chance of pedestrians suffering fatal injuries than what is faced by individuals who are struck by sedans. This is one reason why the number of pedestrian fatalities is now greater than 6,000 every year. Drivers can also help reduce the risk of deadly pedestrian collisions by lowering their speed. 

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