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Car-motorcycle crash leaves 2 South Carolina residents dead

Two people, a 25-year-old male and a 26-year-old female, have died in a tragic car accident in Chesnee, South Carolina. The accident occurred when a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old woman crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck a motorcycle, killing its riders. The woman is then reported to have fled from the scene of the accident.

The driver was later arrested in her home state and will be extradited back to South Carolina. She faces multiple charges such as leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death, driving an uninsured vehicle, and driving left of the center line.

Events such as this unfortunately occur, and when they do those responsible for the transgressions are often held legally responsible. While the victims of this accident did not survive, many car, motorcycle or truck accidents leave victims with serious injuries that require immediate and life-saving medical treatment.

These procedures are often costly and can leave lasting medical complications. Beyond the cost of the procedures, individuals who are hurt in car accidents can lose wages from lost time at work and potentially endure pain and suffering.

For these reasons, it is important for all drivers to remain mindful of their surroundings and take great caution to always follow the rules of the road, as well as for accident victims to know their legal right should the worst occur. The legal system allows for victims to receive compensation for accidents for which they are not responsible. For the families of victims who were lost in an accident, knowing viable legal options regarding wrongful death can help cover the financial burden associated with a loss.

Source: The Charlotte Observer, "NC woman charged in wreck that kills 2 in SC," May 22, 2012

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