Greenville Online reports that a South Carolina teen died in a tragic accident earlier this month. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, there were no other vehicles involved in the crash.
The victim, who was just 17 years old, died at the scene. A local coroner working on the case says the young man died of blunt force trauma to his head.
According to police, the crash happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. near State Highway 11. The driver was heading south in a Honda Civic when the car appeared to veer off the roadway on the right side. The teen over-corrected, crossed the road and drove into the woods adjacent to the highway.
The car crashed into several trees, and the force of the impact ejected the driver from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Officials say the victim had been heading to school from his home.
What Happens If I am a Car Crash Victim?
A car crash can be a life-changing event. If you have been in a serious accident that was not your fault, a Greenville personal-injury lawyer may be able to help you file a claim for damages, medical expenses and lost wages.
The Churdar Law Firm is a qualified South Carolina law firm with many years of accident experience, and we are ready to fight for your rights. To speak to a personal-injury attorney today, call us at 864-233-0203 to schedule an initial consultation.
Car Hits Man Inspecting His Vehicle on Interstate 77
WCNC reports that a vehicle hit a man who had gotten out of his car to check for damage from a crash that had happened moments before. The man died at the scene.
According to police, the accident happened at around 1 a.m. on Interstate 77. They believe the man stopped on the highway to examine his car after an earlier accident, and another vehicle failed to see him. A Hyundai travelling along the road crashed into the 61-year-old man as he was getting out of his own car.
Responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Police closed the roadway for several hours while they investigated the crash. Police are unlikely to charge the driver of the second vehicle as they do not believe he acted in a negligent manner.
South Carolina Car Crashes Are Still a Concern
Serious car crashes still occur far too often across South Carolina according to statistics by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Recent figures indicate that one person dies every 9.8 hours on South Carolina roads, and one person sustains injuries every 10.9 minutes.
If you are suffering from injuries sustained in a crash, give the Churdar Law Firm a call. An experienced Greenville personal-injury lawyer will assess your case to determine if you may be able to claim compensation for lost wages and medical bills associated with the accident. Call us at 864-233-0203 to schedule a consultation today.