In the month of January, South Carolina endured multiple automobile accidents. Accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons including distracted driving, driving under the influence, or recklessness.
Safe driving habits are not always implemented, which can lead to life-altering injuries and, in some cases, death. If you or a loved one sustained injuries at the hands of an irresponsible driver, our South Carolina car accident lawyers can assist you with your claim. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and any property damage you suffered.
At Harris & Graves, we believe residents should be informed about the motor vehicle accidents that occurred in their community. In doing so, we hope to bring awareness about the importance of being cautious every time you get behind the wheel. Our firm has put together a vehicle accident report on the recent collisions that occurred in South Carolina over the month of January.
One Killed While Driver Faces DUI Charge
A passenger was killed on January 20th after the driver “left the roadway, striking an embankment and utility pole- ultimately overturning,” according to Police.
The driver, Walter Mucienko III, 29-years-old, was driving a 1994 Ford pick-up truck when the collision occurred. Walter Mucienko Jr., 55-years-old, was the passenger and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Walter Mucienko III “has been charged with DUI resulting in death and possession of a schedule II controlled substance,” according to Fox Carolina.
RV Crashes on I-26
An RV crash involving multiple vehicles occurred close to Exit 63, the Bush Road exit, and caused delays on I-26.
According to an eyewitness statement given to The State, “The RV flipped multiple times and landed sprawled across the interstate.” The driver of the RV suffered minor injuries.
New Year’s Day Accidents Killed Three
Christopher Brame, 29-years-old, was driving a Ford F-150 on Eastview Road when he ran off the road and hit a guardrail, causing the automobile to overturn. Brame was declared dead at the scene.
The exact same day, a second collision occurred on Meadow Road. Based on a statement from authorities, “A Chevrolet Astro Van was heading west on Meadow Road and a Mercedes Benz was heading east when the Mercedes crossed the center line, hitting the Chevrolet.”
Both drivers, 56-year-old, Jeremiah Hartley, and 56-year-old, Kristen Kale, both died at the scene.
Single-Vehicle Crash Killed 33-Year-Old Man
A single-vehicle crash killed a 33-year-old man, Adam Rozovich. Rozovich was driving a 2015 Nissan Versa at a high rate of speed “when his vehicle veered off the side of the road and overturned,” according to an email from Aiken County Coroner, Tim Carlton.
Rozovich was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was ejected from his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Collision on Highway 34 Killed Two
On January 21st, a fatal accident happened around Marshall Circle in Greenwood. The head-on collision resulted in two deaths. 31-year-old, Wesley Hunter Clinkscales, and 55-year-old, Valerie Annette Davis, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Know Your Legal Options
At Harris & Graves, we know how complicated the legal system can be without legal advice. Our law firm has years of experience handling car accident cases. We understand the laws encompassing these types of situations and can help you with your claim.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries from an auto accident, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for your injuries. However, in order to determine if you have a strong case, our team of South Carolina car accident lawyers will need to review the details of your situation and see what legal options are available.
Every case is unique, and the amount of compensation you may receive will depend on several factors including the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and out-of-pocket expenses. Car wrecks are stressful and scary, however, our team can help reduce your worries by fighting for your legal rights. Accident victims deserve justice for what they endured. Call our office today at (805) 764-2976 or fill out our free case review form.