Two Fatal Traffic Accidents in South Carolina Show Deadly Accidents Are on the Rise in 2021
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA - A news article published on thestate.com reports, as of July 26, 2021, nearly 600 people have tragically passed away in South Carolina traffic accidents in 2021.*
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety accident data shows over 400 of the victims had seat belts, but 50% of the victims did not wear a seat belt. More than 30 people have died in Lexington County accidents so far in 2021. The Department of Public Safety states that 13 of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.
Last Saturday, there was a fatal motorcycle accident in Columbia, South Carolina. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist was traveling on U.S. 21 when it crashed into a Toyota that was turning left turn into a driveway.
On Sunday, two drivers were tragically killed in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 26 in Lexington County. The fatal head-on collision involved a Jeep driving in the wrong direction.
These accidents are all currently under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. State safety and law enforcement officials are concerned about the number of fatal accidents, which have increased since 2020.
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