On June 24, there was a crash involving a mother and her adult daughter from Columbia. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Interstate 26 in Lawrence County just before 10 o’clock in the morning.
Motorist Loses Control
A 62-year-old female motorist was westbound on I-26 near exit 60 in the Joanna area. The 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that she was driving then swerved for an unknown reason. First, it hit a guard rail. Then, the SUV careened back across the highway and overturned.
The driver’s 87-year-old mother did not survive the wreck. Following extrication, the motorist was taken by helicopter to Greenville Memorial Hospital, according to wyff news. Her condition was not immediately known.
Cause Not Yet Determined
A spokesman for the State Highway Patrol stated that both women were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Investigators continue to explore possible causes of the fatal crash.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is only in its earliest stages, South Carolina state law does provide a means of redress for certain victims of traffic accidents. When it is possible to reasonably assert that negligent conduct contributed to the event, victims are able to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. Oftentimes, agreements occur in such personal injury litigation without a trial.
Should you or a loved one be involved in a traffic accident with injuries or loss of life, it is possible to review the matter with Columbia car accident attorneys. Our firm offers such a consultation at no cost to you. To learn more, please contact us.