A two-car crash just south of Anderson, SC, left one person dead and two injured after a stoplight went unheeded on Thursday, July 16.
Officials for the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), say the wreck occurred a little after midnight at the intersection of Hayes Road and Abbeville Highway. A 1990 Chevrolet station wagon was moving west on Abbeville Highway when the driver of a 1995 Toyota pickup truck, who was moving south on Hayes Road, crashed into them. The pickup’s driver reportedly ignored a stoplight, crashing into the passenger side of the station wagon.
Anastacia Etters, 29, was a passenger in the back of the station wagon. Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple traumatic injuries secondary to blunt force trauma. The drivers of both vehicles were also hurt and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
A 2019 AAA report found that deaths caused by drivers running red light have been on the upswing nationally for the last several years. In fact, 28% of deaths at intersections with stoplights happen because a driver ignored a stoplight. More than two people die every day in these types of crashes. Drivers are encouraged to pay attention to intersection signals and never run red lights, even if they don’t think anyone is coming.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.