South Carolina Car Accident Statistics
In 2012, 863 people died in car accidents in South Carolina, an increase of 35 over 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Of these accidents, 533 involved a single vehicle, 316 involved speedings as a factor, 210 involved a rollover, 477 involved a roadway departure and 156 took place at an intersection.
In 2012, 1,153 drivers were involved in fatal car crashes in South Carolina. (NHTSA)
In fatal accidents in South Carolina during 2012, 313 of those who died were not wearing a seatbelt. (NHTSA)
In South Carolina in 2012, 358 people died in alcohol-impaired driving accidents where a driver had a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent, the legal limit. (NHTSA). There were 123 pedestrians killed in South Carolina car accidents in 2012. (NHTSA)