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Passengers in a vehicle put their trust in the driver — whether they realize it or not. This is at least in part because the driver has the responsibility of ensuring the safety of his or her passengers, along with others on the road. When that driver — or another South Carolina driver — fails to take that responsibility seriously, a car accident can be the result.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has not yet indicated which driver was at fault for recent collision involving two vehicles. One of the vehicles was a van occupied by the driver and an undisclosed number of passengers. It appears that the other vehicle involved, a truck, was occupied only by its driver.

The truck driver did not suffer any injuries in the crash. The driver and all of the passengers in the van were transported to area hospitals to be treated for unspecified injuries. One of the passengers from the van did not survive despite the efforts of medical personnel. The current conditions of the van’s other occupants was not reported.

The car accident remains under investigation. Depending on the injuries suffered, each of the passengers involved may file a personal injury claim, while the family of the deceased passenger — who was identified by the Lexington County Coroner’s Office as a 77-year-old man — may file a wrongful death claim. If the van’s driver was not at fault, he may also seek damages through the filing of a claim. The court may consider an award of damages if negligence is established on the part of the driver deemed responsible for the crash.

Source: islandpacket.com, “Man dies in car accident near Batesburg-Leesville“, Nov. 27, 2014


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