A 12-year-old boy was killed in a car accident that happened on Friday. The auto accident happened in Columbia, South Carolina when two vehicles collided. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a 1993 Honda Civic was traveling on Highway 378 westbound when the driver attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Lower Richland Avenue. A 1994 Ford Explorer struck the Honda, and the impact caused the boy to be ejected from the vehicle. The boy, Naquan Nasier Cornish-Smith, and the two drivers were transported to hospitals for their injuries sustained in the crash. Cornish-Smith succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. The accident is under investigation.
Car accidents occur so frequently that media sources report on them daily. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, car accidents claim the lives of 37,000 individuals each year in the United States. As if that number isn’t alarming enough, an additional 2.35 million people sustain injuries in traffic crashes. Losing a loved one or being injured in a car accident is a traumatic event, and learning that the accident was preventable is heartbreaking. A majority of auto accidents are caused by negligence, and those responsible should be held accountable.
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