Investigation: “Majority” of South Carolina guardrails linked to deaths.
Citing documents WYFF News 4 Investigates obtained from the South Carolina Division of the Federal Highway Administration, WYFF TV Greenville, SC (2/12, 214K) investigative producer Matt Moore reports that South Carolina installed about 500 new X-LITE guardrails that lawsuits blame for the deaths of people, killed when the guardrail system pierced their bodies during vehicle crashes. South Carolina officials said X-LITE was added to South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Qualified Products List in April 2016. The South Carolina officials said the “majority of all new installations” at that time were the X-LITE terminals. After news linking deaths to the guardrails emerged, SCDOT suspended the installation of any new X-Lite devices on the state’s highways.