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Deadly auto accidents in South Carolina possible result of DUI

When driving South Carolina roads at the middle of the night, there is usually very little traffic to share the road with. Roads are deserted except for third shift workers and the occasional late night run to the local convenience store, which significantly decreases the likelihood of auto accidents. Sometimes, one will have the ill fate of encountering a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. One local family is grieving the loss of a loved one after a man apparently took to the roads while intoxicated.

The man was arrested and charged with felony DUI on June 14. Police say the SUV driver was under the influence when failed to stop at a red light. This caused the SUV to read-end a small sedan that was sitting at the light.

Authorities arrived on the scene of the incident around 2 a.m. The driver of the sedan, a 25-year-old female, was transported to a local hospital. She was pronounced dead at 3:34 a.m. The collision is still being investigated.

Auto accidents can leave a trail of hurt and disaster. When a loved one has been injured or fatally wounded by the negligence of a driver who has chosen to operate a vehicle while under the influence, the resulting aftermath can have devastating effects on families. The unexpected loss, coupled with the financial strain of helping to cover medical and/or final costs can place a family in a financial tight spot. With the help of a South Carolina attorney, a family may wish to seek compensation by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Source: live5news.com, "Coroner identifies woman killed in Mt. Pleasant accident; man charged with felony DUI", June 14, 2017

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