A Spartanburg area wreck on Saturday, June 27, involved in a tanker truck carrying gasoline, a pickup truck, and two sport utility vehicles. The accident was first reported at approximately 7:35 a.m. The collision occurred near mile marker 17 on westbound Interstate 26.
Special Equipment Deployed
According to Fox Carolina, at least 10 fire departments responded to the fiery crash scene. Firefighters used apparatus often deployed to fight fires in plane crashes. There was no initial report regarding the cause of the crash, and the investigation is ongoing.
Injuries and Loss of Life
A 31-year-old Zirconia man and his nine-year-old son did not survive the crash. A woman from Marysville, Tennessee, also died in the accident. An injured victim required transport via helicopter to Spartanburg Regional Hospital. That individual was later transferred to the Augusta Burn Center.
Extended Closure of Westbound Lanes
The westbound lanes of the interstate remained closed for about 36 hours as cleanup and repair crews dealt with asphalt contaminated by the gasoline from the tanker truck.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is still incomplete, victims and survivors of victims of traffic accidents can often seek compensation in the state’s civil courts. When it is reasonable to claim that negligent conduct contributed to an accident, victims may seek compensation for unpaid medical bills, lost wages and pain-and-suffering. When a victim dies, survivors may also seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or a family member is a victim of a traffic accident, it is possible to discuss the matter with Columbia wrongful death attorneys. We offer this type of consultation at no cost to you. For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.