Car accidents are certainly nothing new and, unfortunately, they typically lead to serious injuries or even deaths more often than not. But rarely do you have a weekend that is as deadly as the one South Carolina just experienced. According to a story that originally ran on a local NBC affiliate station, four people were killed on roadways in the state between Friday, March 30 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, April 1 at 11:59 PM. To put that into perspective, that’s just 54 hours – on Easter Weekend.
Because the topic of road safety is obviously a very critical one, this trend is one that is worth exploring for a wide range of different reasons.
A Particularly Dangerous Weekend in South Carolina
Three of the deaths occurred on US routes, South Carolina roads or secondary roads and one occurred on a county road. If this sounds like a lot of deaths in a short period of time, you’re right – 189 motorists have died in South Carolina so far this year. While it’s a reduction from the 248 deaths from the same period a year earlier, it still points to an issue that needs to be addressed at all costs.
This also highlights the importance of making sure that you’re always using all necessary safety equipment when operating a motor vehicle in South Carolina. Of the four deaths, only one of the victims was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Likewise, two of the deaths were a motorcyclist and a bicyclist, respectively, and neither of them were wearing their helmets.
In fact, as per the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, 75 of the 143 motor vehicle occupants who died so far in 2018 were not wearing their seatbelts.
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At The Ryan Montgomery Law Firm, we’ve worked incredibly hard over the last several years to fight for the rights of people just like you who have been injured on roads all across South Carolina. If you’re looking for an accident attorney who you know will always fight to guarantee the outcome in court that you deserve, or if you have any additional questions that you’d like to see answered, please don’t delay – contact us today.