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Car accident claims life of 17-year-old girl, injures two others

The loss of a young life is always sad and tragic. When that loss is due to a car accident, it seems even more heart-wrenching. Such was the case when a 17-year-old girl died at Greenville County Memorial Hospital as the result of a car crash between the Honda she was occupying and a tanker truck.

The accident, according to police, happened at around 9:30 in the evening on U.S. 29 and Ballard Road. Two other teens were in the car with her and both had to receive medical treatment for injuries. Their conditions are not known at this time.

According to witnesses, the Honda had stopped at a stop sign and then moved into the intersection when it was struck by the tanker truck. The car spun several times and the deceased was thrown from the vehicle. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports that none of those inside the Honda were wearing seat belts.

The 51-year-old driver of the truck was not injured even though his rig flipped over after impact. U.S. 29 was closed down at the accident scene for an extended period of time. It is not known if any charges are to be filed, and the identity of the Honda's driver has not been released by police. The car accident is still under investigation.

When people are injured or killed in a car crash, victims and families want to know what happened. Working with a Greenville County area personal injury attorney may help families and victims to get the answers that they deserve when such tragedies take place. An attorney may be able to help victims and families of victims decide on the best course of action if the facts suggest that someone should be held accountable for the incident.

Source: The Independent Mail, "School officials mourn teen killed in crash," Kirk Brown, Nov. 5, 2011

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