The Greenville News reported on an Anderson County head-on collision that occurred Sunday, May 10. The accident happened near Sharon Church Road at about 3:30 a.m.
Car Crosses Center Line
A spokesman with the South Carolina Highway Patrol says that a 29-year-old man from Central was westbound on State Highway 88 when he crossed the center line for unknown reasons. His vehicle then collided head-on with an eastbound Toyota Celica driven by a man from Greenville.
Entrapment occurred in both vehicles, and both motorists required extrication by emergency crews. Neither person survived the crash. According to the Anderson County Deputy Coroner, the man in the Celica was heading home after visiting friends in Pendleton. The man in the Kia was on his way to Clemson to visit family.
Although the investigation into this accident is ongoing, crossing the centerline into oncoming traffic is often considered evidence of negligent driving. Investigators explore potential reasons for a vehicle veering into oncoming traffic, like fatigued driving, impaired driving and distracted driving. Sometimes, however, it is a parts failure that causes a vehicle to suddenly veer away from its intended path.
When negligent driving is reasonably claimed, survivors of a victim of such conduct may file a wrongful death lawsuit in the state’s civil courts. Such litigation often seeks compensation for loss of companionship, pain-and-suffering and burial expenses.
If you or a loved one is the victim of an accident caused by negligent behavior, it is possible to discuss the case with Columbia wrongful death attorneys. Our firm offers such an initial consultation without cost. To learn more, please contact us.