Dispatchers sent firefighters to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at a Spartanburg intersection on Friday, July 17. Reports of the accident came in at about 7:50 a.m.
Collision at Intersection
Authorities say that a 56-year-old male motorist in a Toyota Camry sedan tried to turn left from Forest Avenue to Union Street. At the same time, a Ford Ranger pickup truck on Union Street arrived at the intersection. The Ranger reportedly broad-sided the Camry, trapping the driver inside.
Firefighters from the Spartanburg Fire Department extricated the man from his vehicle in less than six minutes, according to a spokesperson. Emergency personnel put him on a stretcher and loaded him into an ambulance. They transported him to Spartanburg Medical Center, but he did not survive. The driver of the pickup sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and he was also taken to the same medical center for treatment.
The investigation is ongoing, and there was no immediate word regarding who was at fault. Toxicology test results are pending according to wyff news.
Although the investigation into this particular fatal event continues, South Carolina state law allows victims of negligent conduct on the state’s roadways to seek redress via civil litigation. It is often possible to seek compensation for unpaid medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
If you or a family member is a victim in a car accident, it is possible to speak with Columbia personal injury lawyers regarding the matter, at no cost to you. To learn more about our services, please contact us.