Georgia residents may have heard that a 29-year-old man has been charged with driving under the influence after a multi-car crash in South Carolina. South Carolina Highway Patrol officers detained the man following the accident. The early morning crash left two people injured and one person dead.
The man was reportedly driving a 2014 Chevrolet SUV while traveling south on Boiling Springs Road. Two other vehicles, a 2002 Toyota SUV and a 2016 Kia, were both turning left onto Boiling Springs Road from Birds Eye View. The Chevrolet hit the Kia on the passenger side of the vehicle, which caused it to overturn and hit the Toyota. A juvenile passenger and an adult passenger in the Kia were injured and taken to Spartanburg Medical Center. The juvenile, an 11-year-old boy, died three days later due to injuries received in the car accident. The man driving the Chevrolet was also injured and taken to Spartanburg Regional Hospital. Both the driver and the passenger in the Toyota were not injured and were released following the crash.
The man driving the Chevrolet was detained by highway patrol officers and charged with driving under suspicion and two counts of felony DUI. He was detained six months prior to the crash on 10 counts of drug possession and using drugs near a school. He was out on bond awaiting a trial at the time of the fatal accident.
There were over 1,550 fatalities that occurred in Georgia as a result of a motor vehicle accident in 2017. When an accident is caused by a drunk driver or a driver who is driving under the influence of drugs, he or she behaved negligently and may be responsible for damages to the injured parties. In this case, the family of the deceased juvenile and the others injured in the accident might file a suit for medical and compensatory damages against the driver.