When people hear the words car accident and teen driver together in a sentence, many people are tempted to think that it was the teenager who might have caused the wreck. After all, many teenagers have caused a car accident due to their inexperience in driving. However, many other teen drivers are unfortunate and often become tragic victims of an accident which was not their fault. Recently, one South Carolina teen driver lost his life after he was hit head-on by another vehicle.
The accident happened when a 27-year-old driver from Anderson lost control of his car on South Carolina 28 in Abbeville County. The driver veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pickup truck, which was being driven by a 17-year-old Abbeville boy. Both drivers were killed. Each car had an injured passenger and both were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Because of this accident, a South Carolina teenager is dead, another young man has lost his life and two other individuals were apparently seriously injured. For the families that are suffering from the sudden and senseless loss of life, there are no words to describe how they must be feeling. It appears the teen driver was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Teenagers are unfortunately all too often the victims of a car accident. Even though many teen drivers try their best to be careful, they can be injured or killed as well by other drivers in what many times is an avoidable accident. As the injured victims and the families of those who died move forward, it is hoped that they will find the strength to cope with their loss as they seek answers and perhaps explore their rights under South Carolina wrongful death and personal injury laws.
Source: WSPA, “Crash Kills 2, Injures 2 Others In Abbeville County,” Noelle Kachinsky, June 7, 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.