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Car crash claims one life in Greenville

Sometimes it is difficult to turn on the television to watch the Greenville news. It seems the opening stories too often involve motor vehicle accidents. But when a car accident involves a tractor-trailer, the devastating consequences can be amplified. The sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles often means that, a would-be minor accident becomes a tragic collision. According to members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol in Greenville, a car accident involving two cars and an 18 wheeler claimed the life of one man last week.

The driver of a tractor-trailer changed lanes and struck a four-door sedan that was traveling beside his truck. The four door sedan then collided with a road barrier and subsequently struck an oncoming car in a head-on crash. South Carolina State troopers confirmed that a 65-year-old man passed away on the scene of the accident. Corners reports indicate that the man died as a result of blunt force trauma sustained in the car accident.

As of now, no charges have been filed against the truck driver. However, South Carolina State troopers are conducting an investigation to determine what actions should be taken. It is highly plausible that the driver of the tractor-trailer will be faulted in the accident.

With or without criminal charges, the family of the deceased man may choose to seek compensation for pain and suffering. Greenville attorneys who specialize in personal injury may be able to provide assistance to loved ones who are seeking damages following the wrongful death of a family member. Compensation obtained in these types of cases is often used to cover funeral costs, handle final expenses, and provide some measure of justice for those left behind.

Source: WSPA, "Man Killed In I-85 Pile-Up In Greenville County," Noelle Kachinsky, 20 July 2011

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