Crash Tragically Kills One on Pineview Road in Richland County, South Carolina (SC)
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC- Wistv.com writes that a crash left one person dead this week in Richland County, South Carolina.*
The collision involved two vehicles and happened on Pineview Road. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is carrying out the investigation into the crash. The incident occurred in the mid to late afternoon. One of the involved vehicles was reportedly a Chevrolet Tahoe that was heading eastbound when it struck the side of a Hyundai Elantra. The Chevrolet then veered off the left side of the road, drove down a ditch, and rolled over. The impact killed the driver in the Tahoe. Reports state that the victim died at the scene. No identity has been provided for that individual.
Rollover collisions carry a high risk of fatal injuries. These crashes often lead to a vehicle occupant being ejected from the car. When this happens, fatal injuries are extremely likely. In fact, about three out of every four people ejected from a car will die as a result of their injuries. Not every vehicle is likely to overturn, but all are capable of rolling under the right circumstances. More top-heavy models or at a greater risk of rolling.
SUV's have traditionally created significant rollover risks, as have pickup trucks and vans. Newer models of SUVs are less likely to overturn. Technological improvements have helped lower such risks. In order to avoid serious injuries, motorists should always wear their seatbelts. Seatbelts are the best way to prevent vehicle ejections. Many rollover crashes are the result of speeding drivers. About four out of ten drivers involved in fatal rollover collisions were speeding at the time of the crash. These incidents are also more likely on roadways that have higher speed limits, especially rural roads. Drivers can also lower their risks by maintaining their tires. Properly inflated tires help prevent these types of accidents.
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