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Nearly every South Carolina driver relies on other drivers on the road to exercise due care and caution while driving, especially when it comes to obeying traffic signals and road signs. Unfortunately, this does not always prove to be the case in actuality. When a driver fails to obey the rules of the road, a car accident could be inevitable.

An alleged failure to obey a stop sign led to a crash that took the lives of two people in Horry County recently. A driver and two passengers in a car could not have predicted that the driver of a pickup truck would ignore a stop sign and plow into their vehicle. Unfortunately, that appears to be exactly what happened.

The four people occupying the pickup truck suffered injuries and required medical attention. Emergency personnel transported all four to an area hospital. Two of the occupants in the car the pickup truck hit, an 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, died as a result of the injuries they suffered. No report was given regarding the condition of the third person in that vehicle.

South Carolina authorities are still conducting their investigation into this crash. At this point, no criminal charges have yet been filed. One question that may be on the minds of the victims’ families is whether any contributing factors such as speed, impairment or distracted driving caused the pickup truck’s driver to run the stop sign.

Hopefully, the families will receive the answers they need soon. Even as they are grieving for their losses, they retain the right to file wrongful death claims against the driver of the pickup. Nothing will replace the family members that were lost, but any financial restitution awarded by the court could help replace the monetary losses sustained by the families due to this tragic car accident.

Source:, 2 killed in fatal crash in Horry County, No author, Jan. 26, 2014


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