A head-on collision in Anderson County that happened at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, resulted in multiple injuries and loss of life. The accident occurred about five miles west of Williamston.
Car Crosses Center Line
A spokesperson for the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a 17-year-old motorist in a 2010 Honda Accord was northbound on Welcome Road near Reidville Road when the vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic. The Honda then collided with a 2000 Honda minivan driven by a 38-year-old woman. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt.
Injuries and Loss of Life
Emergency personnel airlifted the driver of the minivan to a hospital, but she did not survive. The driver of the Accord also died in the crash. Three children and one adult passenger in the minivan required medical treatment. A 14-year-old teen sustained severe injuries.
Analyzing Cell Phones
Following the crash, authorities took cell phones into custody for analysis, according to FOX Carolina. Investigators are exploring the possibility that distracted driving was a factor in the accident.
Although this accident investigation is in its earliest stages, victims of negligent conduct on the state’s roads often seek compensation via civil litigation. Injured victims may pursue monetary damages for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. Survivors of those killed often seek compensation for loss of companionship as well.
If you or a family member is a victim in an accident, it is possible to speak with Columbia car accident attorneys about the matter. Our firm offers you this consultation at no cost. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.