Most drivers do their best to be courteous to others while behind the wheel of their vehicles. This is due — at least in part — to the fact that many accidents that occur on the roadways of the country are caused by one driver failing to yield the right-of-way to another driver. The South Carolina Highway Patrol suspects that such a driver caused a recent motor vehicle accident.
It was approaching 3 a.m. as a vehicle was traveling south on U.S. Highway 17 Business. As the vehicle reached an intersection, a pickup truck was crossing over the highway and failed to yield to the southbound vehicle. The two vehicles collided.
A passenger in the pickup truck suffered fatal injuries to which she succumbed at the scene. She was a 29-year-old mother whose son is still in elementary school. Whether anyone else from either vehicle involved was injured in the accident was not reported. The crash is still under investigation. This could be the reason why there was no indication of what charges, if any, may be filed against the driver of the pickup truck.
While that determination is made, the family of the deceased South Carolina woman is undoubtedly grieving for the loss of their loved one and attempting to help her son through the loss of his mother. At the same time, they are incurring expenses and financial losses commonly seen in a fatal motor vehicle accident. The family retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the pickup truck, seeking damages that could be used to help financially support the victim’s son.
Source: wbtw.com, “Conway mom dies in crash near Inlet Square Mall“, , Oct. 6, 2014
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.