According to the authorities, two individuals were ejected from a 1986 Buick in an accident in Greenwood. The crash occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, according to FOX Carolina news.
The vehicle was reportedly westbound on Old Abbeville Highway when it went off the road, struck a ditch and overturned. The preliminary investigation did not immediately yield a possible reason for the accident.
One Fatality, One Injury
One of those ejected from the Buick did not survive. Another occupant was also ejected, and this person suffered unspecified injuries. Since both individuals were ejected in the wreck, authorities were not initially able to ascertain who was driving.
However, according to the Greenwood County coroner’s office, the 29-year-old deceased individual is a man from Abbeville County.
This fatal, single-vehicle accident is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Although this investigation is in its earliest stages, state law allows victims and survivors of victims to seek compensation when negligent conduct is reasonably asserted. It is possible to seek compensation in some cases for pain-and-suffering, unpaid medical bills and lost wages. Survivors of those killed have the right to seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or a family member is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to review your case from a legal perspective with Columbia injury lawyers focused on relevant aspects of South Carolina law. Our firm fights hard to preserve the legal rights of our clients. To ask your questions and to learn more about our services, please contact us.