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Shortly before 7:15 p.m. on a South Carolina Sunday evening, a devastating crash occurred that instantly changed the lives of five people and their families forever. Numerous emergency crews responded to the scene of the car accident, which involved three vehicles. Two of the five people in those vehicles will never go home again, and it could be some time before the other three fully recover from their injuries, if they survive.

As troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol began their investigation into the collision, it was discovered that a pickup truck heading eastbound on Highway 378 crossed into the westbound lane. Somehow, two other vehicles became involved in a collision with the wrong-way vehicle. No indication as to what caused the pickup truck driver to veer into oncoming traffic was reported.

The driver and passenger in the eastbound vehicle succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle, and the two occupants of the third vehicle, survived. Helicopters were called in to transport the three survivors to area hospitals for treatment of unknown injuries. Their current conditions are not known. The crash remains under investigation.

The psychological impact of such a violent car accident could last well after the physical injuries have healed or loved ones are put to rest. The same may be said of the financial burdens created by this tragedy. The surviving victims and the family of the deceased passenger may file civil actions against the party or parties deemed responsible. If it is shown that the negligence of another led to the injuries — fatal or otherwise — the court may consider an award of damages, which could alleviate at least some of the financial burdens created in the aftermath of that Sunday evening.

Source:, “Three helicopters called to deadly Horry County accident“, Alex Heaton, Feb. 1, 2015


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