An accident on Sunday, July 19, along Interstate 95 in the St. George area resulted in numerous injuries and a loss of life.
Van Leaves Road and Rolls Over
Authorities say that a 2002 Dodge van was northbound near mile marker 77 at about 9:45 p.m. when the vehicle veered off the road and into a guard rail. It reportedly rolled over and came to a rest along a nearby embankment, according to a report by WISTV 10 News.
Two Killed, Four Injured
An 11-year-old girl who was not wearing a seat belt was ejected from the van. She succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Emergency personnel transported a 51-year-old woman to an area hospital where she died of her injuries. Both of the deceased victims are from New Jersey. Four other occupants of the van also went to the hospital, although there was no immediate update from medical personnel regarding their condition.
Although the South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate this particular accident, state law does provide a means of redress for victims of negligent conduct on the state’s roads. In some cases, a parts failure or improper third-party vehicle maintenance contributes to a crash. It is often possible for injured individuals and survivors of victims to seek compensation for a variety of losses like pain-and-suffering and medical expenses.
If you or a family member is a victim of a traffic crash, it is possible to review the case with Columbia car accident attorneys. Our firm offers this consultation without charge or obligation. To learn more, please contact us.