The South Carolina Highway Patrol provided details of an accident that occurred along Interstate 26 on Friday, July 31. A 1998 Toyota 4-Runner was westbound near mile marker 34 when the vehicle left the road for unknown reasons. The SUV was carrying four people at the time, according to WYFF.
Loss of Life Reported
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office said that the 50-year-old male motorist from Florence, South Carolina, did not survive the crash. Troopers said that he was not wearing a seatbelt, and that he was ejected from the vehicle. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene of the wreck.
One Passenger Airlifted
All three passengers suffered injuries in the crash. Authorities shut down the interstate in the area so that a medical helicopter had a place to land. Emergency personnel airlifted one passenger from the scene, and two others required transport via ambulance to an area hospital.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is in its earliest stages, South Carolina state law allows victims of certain accidents to seek compensation in via civil of a get litigation. When it is reasonable to link negligent conduct to injuries suffered, litigants may seek compensation for a variety of losses, including unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
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