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South Carolina auto accidents increase with incapacitated drivers

Whether driving for work or personal errands, the road can be a very dangerous place. Road conditions, bad weather and irresponsible drivers often make the operation of a motor vehicle a treacherous feat. When drivers are under the influence of narcotics or alcohol, the road becomes even more dangerous and the number of auto accidents increases. Collisions can range from a minor a fender bender to a traumatic tragedy that seriously or fatally injuries drivers, passengers and/or others. Recently, a South Carolina investigative reporter lost his life in an apparent drunk driving crash.

Traveling south in the northbound lane, a pickup truck collided with the victim's vehicle. The driver of the pickup was allegedly under the influence. The deceased victim had three passengers in the car with him. The reporter was the only fatality.

South Carolina Highway Patrol was granted a warrant to extradite the driver of the pickup, who is from another state, for his role in the fatal car accident. He is believed to be the only driver who responsible for the collision. The driver is facing numerous charges resulting from the incident.

Car accident victims may be able to seek compensation for injuries suffered due to an impaired or incapacitated driver. Injured victims may be entitled to compensation for medical services rendered and lost wages, among other financial losses. Family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim if a relative is killed in a car crash. With the aid of an experienced attorney, South Carolina residents involved in auto accidents can aggressively pursue claims for compensation.

Source:, "SCHP releases report of deadly crash involving WTOC's Don Logana", Feb. 2, 2017

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