Serious car crashes are tragic for a number of reasons. They are entirely unexpected, and they often leave victims with serious injuries. Although all accidents cause some degree of stress and hardship, the most devastating wrecks are those that claim the lives of young victims. This was the case in a recent South Carolina accident.
WYFF reports that a teenage driver died when she swerved off the road and crashed into a tree. The young girl was driving on South Carolina Highway 67 at approximately 11:15 p.m. when she veered off the roadway.
She was wearing a seatbelt at the time, but this was not enough to save her from serious injuries. A coroner says the teenager died on the scene due to blunt force trauma resulting from the impact.
South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident and possible reasons why the young driver suddenly lost control of her vehicle.
Learn Your Rights If You Are the Victim of a Negligent Driver
Each year, thousands of car accidents leave survivors with serious injuries. Victims often face insurmountable medical bills and cannot return to work. Fortunately, there are laws that protect the rights of these victims.
If you were in a car accident that a negligent or reckless driver caused, you may be entitled to compensation. A Greenville personal-injury lawyer can assess the facts of your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim.
The Churdar Law Firm has extensive experience handling injury cases that involve motor-vehicle accidents. Call us today at 864-233-0203 to schedule an appointment.
Here is another accident story that made headlines in Greenville.
South Carolina Troopers Investigate Two-Car Crash
WSOCTV reports that South Carolina State Troopers are investigating a serious car crash between two vehicles. Both cars overturned in the accident, which took place shortly after 10 a.m. on Saluda Road. Local news footage showed two seriously damaged vehicles on the side of the road.
Medical responders treated one person for serious injuries and transported him to a nearby hospital for further observation. No other information on additional injuries or fatalities is available. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Car Crashes in South Carolina a Common Occurrence
Car accidents in South Carolina are more common than many people realize. According the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, one person dies in a car crash every 9.8 hours, and one person sustains serious injuries from a car accident every 10.9 minutes. Many of these crashes involve teenage drivers; in fact, one teenage driver is involved in a fatal or injury crash every 1.3 hours.
Recovering from a serious accident is never easy, but filing an injury lawsuit can help reduce some of the financial burden. If you are looking for assistance following a serious car crash, contact Doug Churdar of The Churdar Law Firm. He is an experienced Greenville personal-injury attorney with many years of experience. Call us today at 864-233-0203 to arrange a consultation.