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2009 South Carolina Traffic Accident Statistics (Part A)

While most travelers may not think about the risk, there is the potential to be involved in a serious car accident in South Carolina. The 2009 South Carolina traffic accident statistics show patterns in regard to traffic fatalities, which can raise awareness for those who use South Carolina's roads.

Despite patterns seen in the 2009 South Carolina traffic accident statistics, the fact remains that every car accident is unique. Anyone who has been injured in a South Carolina car accident would benefit from speaking with a Hanahan car accident lawyer.

A Hanahan car accident lawyer isn't interested in statistics; they are interested in your personal case and will give you the attention and care that you deserve.
An attorney will take the time to understand the specifics of your case and help you to file your South Carolina car accident claim.

2009 South Carolina Traffic Accident Statistics - Traffic Fatalities 

South Carolina saw a total of 894 traffic fatalities in 2009, with the majority occurring in rural areas. This is no surprise, with so many winding country roads in the state. Of those 894 traffic fatalities, 878 were in rural areas and just 16 were in urban areas. 

There were also 673 passenger fatalities, with occupancy in all seat positions. Of these fatalities, 249 passengers were restrained by the use of a seat belt, 381 were not restrained and and it is unknown whether the remaining 43 victims used a seat belt. 

In 2009, South Carolina saw a total of 377 fatalities that involved alcohol impairment and 337 fatalities that involved speeding.

2009 South Carolina Traffic Accident Statistics - Motorcycle Fatalities 

The 2009 South Carolina traffic accident statistics for motorcycle fatalities revealed 108 deaths as a result of motorcycle accidents.
Of these fatalities, 25 victims wore a helmet and 82 victims did not.

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