A Hollywood, SC man was charged with Reckless Homicide after an accident he was involved in left another man dead. A concerning factor in this incident was the speed at which the man was traveling when the accident occurred. Excessive speed has remained one of the most blatant and glaring causes of driving related deaths. South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys urge caution and self-control when operating a motor vehicle and advise drivers to follow the speed limit and wear their seatbelts.
The deadly crash occurred at approximately 2 pm on Savannah Highway near Savage Road and Melrose Avenue. The man was driving a Chevrolet Corvette when he the other driver who was operating a Ford Crown Victoria. Deputies who responded to the scene originally charged the man with Reckless Driving, but the charge was upgraded when the other man passed away. The man was denied bond as a result of the incident and traffic was back up on the Savannah Highway for several hours.
Though these issues are ones that many people rarely think about when driving, excessive speed is extremely dangerous. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration lists it as one of the top factors in accidents that cause injury and death. Related to speeding is the practice of aggressive driving, or driving a vehicle in such a way that it endangers the safety of other motorists. Drivers should take care to use caution when on the roads and watch how fast they are going because it can save lives.
Source: The Post and Courier, “Man faces reckless homicide charge, Almar Flotides, July 11th, 2010
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration