With Thanksgiving coming up, roads will be especially busy in South Carolina and across the U.S. As a result, the risk of car accidents could go up. For example, two people were killed and three others were injured in a multi-car wreck in South Carolina on Nov. 14. According to the Richland County Coroner’s Office, the deceased victims were a married couple.
News reports indicate the victims were driving a 2008 Toyota Camry south on Farrow Road when they were struck by a second Toyota near North Pines Road just before 9:30 a.m. Apparently, the second car ran off the road to the left in the moments before the crash.
Both the driver and the passenger in the Camry were wearing seat belts, but they suffered severe injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Unfortunately, they did not survive. The three people riding in the second car were also hurt, but the injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. They were also wearing seat belts. The accident remains under investigation by officers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. It is not yet known if charges will be filed in the case.
Car accidents are often caused by distracted, speeding, or impaired drivers. People who have been injured in such a collision often require lengthy periods of expensive medical treatment, during which they are unable to return to work. In such an event, they might want to have the assistance of an experienced attorney when attempting to seek compensation for the losses that they have incurred.
Source: The State, “Married couple killed in multi-vehicle crash, Richland County coroner says”, Noah Feit, Nov. 14, 2018