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Auto accidents in South Carolina continue to take lives

When driving on South Carolina roads, most vehicle operators never expect not to make it to their intended destination. With so many distractions these days, from cell phones, alcohol, radios and other smart devices, the probability of being involved or witnessing auto accidents has increased two-fold. Even the most cautious and experienced drivers are not immune from the possible negligent actions of others on the road.

Around 10:20 p.m. on May 20, 2017, a vehicle crossed the center line. Once across the line, the car hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver of the offending car was not wearing a seat belt.

State troopers pronounced the driver, a 43-year-old male, dead at the scene of the accident. The passenger in his vehicle was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the oncoming car was also treated at a local hospital for injuries.

Auto accidents occur every day and at any time during a 24-hour time period. Wearing a seat belt, driving cautiously, being aware of surroundings and staying focused on the road are excellent driving habits that could possibly save a life. Should the unthinkable happen and a loved one be injured in a car accident that is the fault of someone else, South Carolina residents have the option to seek compensation by filing a civil lawsuit. Monies awarded could help cover costs incurred as a result of the accident. Should the driver of the other vehicle perish, a family has the option to file a claim against the estate of the deceased driver's estate as well as any other party with an ownership interest in the vehicle involved.

Source:, "1 dead, others hurt after head-on crash on US-76 in Pendleton", May 20, 2017

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