Tragic Collision Kills Three on Nexton Parkway in Charleston, South Carolina (SC)
CHARLESTON, SC- Live5news.com writes that three people all died in a horrible crash on Nexton Parkway this week in South Carolina. The victims were identified as a 49-year-old man, a 48-year-old woman, and a 74-year-old woman in Summerville, South Carolina.
The late afternoon wreck took place when a Toyota Avalon traveling south tried to turn left onto Brighton Park Boulevard, and a Jeep Wrangler struck it on its side. The driver in the Jeep suffered injuries in the collision, but the three people in the Avalon all died from their injuries. The collision is still under investigation.
Left turns to lead to many fatal crashes throughout the United States. The act of driving is one that is more complicated than many people appreciate, and left turns are some of the most challenging maneuvers we regularly make when operating a vehicle. Although it might sound extreme, avoiding left turns altogether is an option that drivers may wish to take.
Companies such as UPS create routes that avoid left turns. Not only will avoiding left turns cut down on risks, but it will also help drivers save time and fuel. Left turns are also one of the reasons that intersections are dangerous. Studies show that the risk of crashes at intersections is much lower when roundabouts are used.
Roundabouts force all drivers from traveling the same direction, which is a good way to eliminate many conflict points. Drivers also travel more slowly when they enter roundabouts, which means that the risk of being in a crash is lower, as is the risk of more serious injuries. Even pedestrians are safer when roundabouts are used. Efforts to use roundabouts are often met with opposition from drivers who believe that they will make driving more difficult or confusing. However, research indicates that roundabouts help reduce traffic congestion.
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