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Columbia Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Tragic Two-vehicle Wreck

A spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol provided details of a two-car crash that resulted in multiple injuries and loss of life. The accident happened in Myrtle Beach at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21 on Highway 17 Business South near the Pirateland campground.

Vehicle Strikes Van Turning Into Driveway

A black Mercedes struck a red Dodge minivan as it was turning into a private driveway. A 47-year-old male from Duson, Louisiana, drove the Mercedes. There were five people in the van and three individuals in the Mercedes at the time of the wreck, according to WYFF.

A spokesman for the SCHP provided details of a two-car crash that resulted in multiple injuries and loss of life. Columbia wrongful death lawyers discuss.

Injuries And Loss of Life

Two pre-teens in the minivan did not survive the crash. The parents of one of the deceased girls were both hospitalized. Their son, the fifth occupant, was in the intensive care unit. All three occupants of the Mercedes also required hospitalization.

Reckless Homicide Charges

Following the crash, authorities arrested the driver of the Mercedes and charged him with two counts of reckless homicide and an open container violation. Authorities booked him into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to the spokesman for the highway patrol.

Although this investigation is in its preliminary stages, South Carolina state law allows victims of negligent conduct on the state’s roadways to seek compensation for various losses. It is often possible to seek monetary damages through civil litigation. Settlements occur in many such cases without a trial.

If you or a loved one is a victim in a motor vehicle accident, it is possible to review your case with Columbia wrongful death attorneys at no cost to you. To ask your questions, or for further information, please contact us.