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South Carolina DUI car accidents continue to claim lives

Driving under the influence is a risky and often deadly decision. Intoxicated drivers are not as cognizant and reflexes can be slowed or impaired. Car accidents that result from DUIs do not always leave the driver as a victim of injury or fatality, but those who are unfortunate enough to be in the same place at the same time may be. Passengers in a vehicle operated by a South Carolina driver who is under the influence may suffer the same fate as the unsuspecting motorist who is out for an afternoon drive. Recently, a young woman lost her life when she rode with a man who police say was driving while the influence.

The 29-year-old victim was a passenger in the truck and not wearing a seat belt. The driver went off the westbound side of the interstate. The incident occurred around 1:17 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017.

The 29-year-old driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital. He is being charged with felony DUI. The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues the investigation.

Losing a loved one is hard. The emptiness can leave family members devastated. Anyone who has a lost a loved one as the result of an intoxicated or otherwise negligent driver may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim in a South Carolina civil court. Victims injured in car accidents that are a direct result of a driver's negligence can file a personal injury civil claim. Compensation gained from a successful lawsuit can help cover medical costs, lost wages, applicable funeral bills and other monetary damages recognized by law.

Source: wistv.com, "UPDATE: 1 killed, 1 charged with DUI following accident on I-20", Jeremy Turnage, Feb. 27, 2017

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