The South Carolina Highway Patrol says that a passenger vehicle and a commercial bus collided in Sumter County on Saturday, August 29. The accident occurred just outside the city of Sumter at approximately 10 p.m.
Motorist Attempting to Turn
Troopers say that a motorist in a 1999 Dodge truck was attempting to turn from U.S. Highway 378 on to Illery Drive. The vehicle was then struck by a westbound charter bus.
Injuries and Loss of Life
The driver of the Dodge truck did not survive the crash. According to the State Highway Patrol, seven of the 22 passengers aboard the bus required transport to an area hospital for medical evaluation, according toNews 2.
The deceased driver of the Dodge truck was not wearing a seatbelt. The bus driver was wearing a seatbelt and there was no initial report as to whether driver suffered any injuries.
Although the investigation into this accident is in its earliest stages, state law allows victims of certain traffic accidents to seek compensatory damages in the state’s civil courts. It is often possible for injured victims to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and possible lost wages. When a commercial vehicle is in a crash, it is important to determine which company or companies own and/or lease the vehicle.
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