Tragic Crash Kills One on Lincoln Road in York County, South Carolina (SC)
YORK COUNTY, SC- Heraldonline.com writes that a collision on Lincoln Road close to Ormond Road took the life of one person this week in the early morning.*
The victim was traveling in a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer at the time of the crash. Reports indicate that the individual became entrapped inside of the vehicle and died at the scene. The collision led to delays and traffic being blocked on the roadway for several hours.*
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that deadly traffic collisions dropped in 2019 compared to the previous year. The early estimates suggest a decline of 1.2 percent overall throughout the United States. That drop in fatal crashes is small; however, the number of miles traveled increased last year.
The NHTSA found that the number of fatal crashes per 100 million miles traveled in 2019 was lower than all but one other year on record. Additionally, after several years of increasing pedestrian fatalities, pedestrian crashes were among the categories of deadly collisions that dropped in 2019. Vehicle occupants' deaths, motorcycle deaths, and cyclist fatalities all declined last year. The only type of crash that rose in 2019 is those that involved large trucks. Additionally, the NHTSA divides the United States into ten regions. Nine out of those ten regions reported declines in fatal crashes last year.
The only part of the country where traffic accidents killed more people in 2019 than they did the prior year was the southeast. The NHTSA defines the southeastern region as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Those five states represent the only region wherein deadly collisions rose by two percent. Data from 2019 is still fairly new, and little has been done at this point to interpret the trends displayed within the data. It is not clear why traffic accidents continue to kill so many people in the southeastern states.
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