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Tragic Hartsville accident leaves three dead, two injured

It is a well known fact that driving motor vehicles can be dangerous, especially when driven by drivers who are intoxicated or negligent. However, people driving on the road at any given moment do not think that they are about to be the victim of a car accident. That is the mindset that some people have when driving, and it may contribute to them causing or becoming victims of serious car accidents. This may have been the case in an accident which took place near Hartsville, South Carolina, last week that left three people dead and two injured.

The accident occurred when the driver of a car heading southbound crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming car. Adding to the tragedy of this accident, it is reported that several of the people involved in this car accident were not wearing seatbelts. According to a spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, three people under the age of 30 were pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were transported to local hospitals to receive treatment. Local police officials are still investigating the collision.

While the exact cause of this car accident is unclear, there are several common causes for car accidents such as texting, talking on the phone and driving while intoxicated or overly tired. Accidents such as these serve as a reminder that seatbelts could save your life if you are involved in a serious accident and should be worn regardless of whether the driver is cautious or experienced. Often, the accident that may result in your injury or death is not caused by you, but by the negligence of another driver on the road.

Source: WMBF News, "Victims identified in Hartsville fatal accident," June 17, 2012

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