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May 2012 Archives

Car-motorcycle crash leaves 2 South Carolina residents dead

Two people, a 25-year-old male and a 26-year-old female, have died in a tragic car accident in Chesnee, South Carolina. The accident occurred when a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old woman crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck a motorcycle, killing its riders. The woman is then reported to have fled from the scene of the accident.

Driver pleads guilty over fatal drunk driving accident

A 20-year-old man from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, could face up to 35 years in prison as a result of a drunk driving crash last year. The driver has pleaded guilty in the case, in which he drove his vehicle the wrong way onto a freeway exit ramp at 60 miles an hour. He collided with the vehicle of a 72-year-old woman returning home from work, fatally injuring her. According to local authorities, the young driver's blood alcohol level was far above the legal limit.

Crossing guard struck by pickup truck in South Carolina

For some people, being hit by a motor vehicle is an occupational hazard. For school crossing guards, this danger is faced in the name of protecting children. This hazard became a reality for one South Carolina woman who was hit while serving as a school crossing guard in Sangaree, South Carolina.

South Carolina police hoping program prevents pedestrian deaths

South Carolina police have some reason to be optimistic: the amount of traffic-related fatalities has headed downward with nearly 200 fewer deaths last year compared to the year before. Yet there is also more work to be done because the incidents of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities as a result of being hit by a car are now on the rise. To combat this growing trend, the police are introducing the SEE program, which stands for Stop, Educate and Enforce.

Drunk driving victims, families support new DUI bills

In South Carolina, the victims of drunk driving accidents and their families are pushing the state legislature to enact stronger laws against drunk drivers. In both the South Carolina House and Senate, bills are under consideration that would implement ignition interlock systems on the cars of any person convicted of a DUI. While some may think that the action sounds drastic, supporters say the action is justified to save lives and to prevent others from injuries caused by drunk drivers.

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