There are few car accidents more frightening than a head-on collision. In collisions such as these, the victims almost always suffer injuries, many of which can be very serious. This was demonstrated in one South Carolina head-on collision, where all four occupants of the two-vehicle car accident were injured, including a 3-year-old child.
On March 9 in the morning, a 33-year-old man was traveling eastbound on SC 24. On the two-lane bridge which spans Hartwell Lake, he veered over the center line and struck a westbound vehicle head-on. South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the accident, and no formal charges have as yet been issued concerning the wreck.
The 33-year-old and his 3-year-old passenger were flown by helicopter to Greenville Memorial Hospital. The 33-year-old was reported to be in fair condition on the day following the car accident but the condition of the 3-year-old child was unreported. The occupants in the Yukon were taken to AnMed Medical Hospital, where they were improved to good condition the next day.
It is hoped by family and friends that all those who were injured in the car accident will continue healing. Though it is fortunate that this accident avoided the fatalities that often happen in head-on collisions, this consolation does not minimize the pain and suffering of those injured.
Victims suffering serious injuries in South Carolina car accidents are entitled to seek monetary compensation from accidents caused by the negligence of others. Depending on the results of this investigation, victims of this car accident may decide to seek compensation for any injuries as well as related pain and suffering created by the negligence of another party.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail, “Conditions upgraded for two people hurt in Friday crash in Anderson,” Kirk Brown, March 10, 2012
Steven Krause is a personal injury, auto accident, and workers’ compensation lawyer who practices in Anderson, SC. He graduated form the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and has been practicing law for 40 years now. Steven Krause believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience here.