It only takes one driver making a bad decision to change another person’s life forever or end it altogether. In a recent Greenville tragedy, multiple drivers making multiple poor decisions ended with a young man losing his life. As personal injury lawyers in Greenville, we see it as an unfortunate reminder of how an auto accident can occur in the blink of an eye.
It started when one driver decided not to pull over when a police officer flashed his lights after he sped through a safety checkpoint. A high-speed pursuit quickly ensued. Nearby, a few friends got on the road in an SUV after a night of drinking with an intoxicated driver behind the wheel. Unfortunately, they were headed on a collision course.
The SUV accidentally got in the middle of the pursuit and was struck by the police cruiser. It rolled over in the collision, taking the life of one of the passengers. While his death was deemed accidental, the driver of the SUV is still facing several serious charges including felony DUI and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has reconstructed the crash site, trying to find out exactly what went wrong. Their investigation will hopefully reveal all the details so that those involved and the surviving family of the young man killed won’t be left with unanswered questions. What isn’t questionable is that poor decision-making led to a terrible, terrible tragedy.
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Harris & Graves have been serving accident victims throughout South Carolina for years. We want you to know that when you’ve been affected by a Greenville accident, we can help you put the pieces back together. You could be entitled to financial compensation, so you should contact us today.