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February 2013 Archives

Pedestrian death toll rising in state capital

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that, on average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic accidents in the United States in 2010. The death toll for pedestrian accidents on South Carolina's streets is also alarming and rose steadily over four years according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Trucker dies from heart attack after tractor-trailer crash

The difference in size between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle can result in catastrophic and fatal consequences to automobile occupants. However, truck drivers also suffer health problems from their occupations, which jeopardize other drivers and themselves, and can lead to a truck accident.

Driver killed by car crossing center line

As Americans grow older, the number of drivers over the age of 65 has increased. This increase also makes these drivers more susceptible to an auto accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that older drivers, or those who are over 65 years old, made up 15 percent of all licensed drivers in 2008. However, 5,288 older people were killed and another 187,000 were injured in traffic accidents in 2009, according to the NHTSA. Persons over 65 years old comprised 16 percent of all traffic fatalities and 8 percent of all injured persons in crashes for that year.

Columbia pedestrian struck by car trying to run traffic light

Pedestrians are unprotected against speeding vehicles or motorists who violate traffic laws. A pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes in 2010 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to vehicles, poor property maintenance, sidewalk and parking lot defects or debris on walkways may cause a pedestrian accident.

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