Car wreck claims life

Another car wreck claims life of a man who according to media reports, had the green light at an intersection.

Media outlets are reporting that an elderly 91 year old man was operating his vehicle on June 1, 2014.  According to media outlets. the man went through an intersection on a green light when another vehicle failed to stop at the traffic light and the fatal collision occurred.

Media is stating that the accident happened at Rageview Circle and White Horse Road in Greenville County, S.C..

This case is a true tragedy and our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the deceased.

Operating a motor vehicle can be deadly. In the blink of an eye, a car wreck can occur and take a life.

The media outlets are reporting that in this case, a man ran a red light and hit a car that had the green light.  If the media outlets are reporting accurate facts, this Greenville SC car wreck sounds like a classic case of running a red light.

What causes a driver to run a red light?

There are a number of factors that may cause a person to run a red light. I would guess that the number one cause of running a red light is driver inattention. Distracted driving such as texting while driving, and talking on a cell phone while driving, is a plague to the citizens who frequent the roads and highways in this country and right here in Greenville, S.C.

How can we stop distracted driving? It all begins with each of us deciding, on our own, to simply put down the cell phone. Keep a proper lookout. Pay attention while driving. It can wait.

This Greenville SC car wreck is a tragedy. Losing a family member is always a difficult cross to bear. However, losing a loved in a sudden event like a car wreck is even more difficult.