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When a 23-year-old woman got into a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old man, she most likely expected that she would arrive at her destination safely. As is the case with every other driver in South Carolina, the man owed a duty of care to the woman, which he ultimately breached. The two were involved in a single-car accident.

Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol report that the driver had blown through a stop sign. The vehicle then flew down a steep driveway and flipped over. It finally came to rest after slamming into a building.

The driver suffered injuries in the crash and was taken to a hospital in Greenville. His current condition is not known. The passenger in his vehicle was not so lucky. She suffered fatal injuries to which she succumbed at the scene.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Reports did not indicate whether criminal charges are being contemplated against the driver, or whether he will be taken into custody when medical personnel release him from their care. While investigators attempt to determine what factors led to the crash, the victim’s family is undoubtedly grieving for their loss.

The expenses the family incurred — or are incurring — since they lost their loved one could be causing a financial burden on them. It may be possible to receive monetary restitution that could alleviate that burden through the filing of a wrongful death claim. Proving negligence to the court’s satisfaction could result in the receipt of an award of damages typically seen in car accident cases.

Source:, “Pickens crash leaves one dead“, Feb. 1, 2015


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