A corporal with the South Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed the details of a Darlington County accident on Tuesday, April 14. The two-vehicle wreck occurred where State Road 151 and Old Camden Road intersect.
Collision at Intersection
At approximately 11:45 a.m., a 2014 Freightliner truck was southbound on SC 151. As it crossed Old Camden Road, it collided with a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The 63-year-old female driver of the Toyota pickup died as the semi broadsided the vehicle.
Injured Individuals Transported to Hospital
A passenger in the Toyota Tundra and the driver of the semi required transport to Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.
The spokesperson for the SC Highway Patrol says that although the investigation is ongoing, there are no charges thus far. The spokesperson went on to say that investigators are trying to determine which driver did not obey the traffic light.
First responders included members of the Darlington County Fire Department, the Lake Robinson Rescue Squad, the Darlington County EMS, along with officers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol and personnel from the Darlington County Coroner’s Office.
Although the investigation into this fatal accident is ongoing, those that fail to yield the right-of-way or traffic signals are potentially liable. State laws allow victims of negligent conduct to seek compensation for losses incurred. It is possible to seek monetary damages for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. When loss of life occurs, it is possible for survivors to seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.