Driving on two-lane, rural roads in South Carolina or anywhere else is not without its share of risks. Too often, reports come out regarding a head-on collision that occurred on a two-lane road because one driver crossed the center line. Head-on collisions like these usually cause very serious injuries and worse to those involved. Unfortunately, this was the case recently in Greenville County.
According to the news reports, the crash occurred just passed 5 p.m. the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 25. A Nissan was going west on Belvue Road near the US-25 highway. For reasons yet unclear, a Toyota was traveling along the same road in the opposite direction when it crossed the center line and struck the Nissan head-on.
The driver of the Nissan, described as a 55-year-old man from Travelers Rest, was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Both occupants of the Toyota suffered unspecified injuries and were taken to a local medical center for treatment. Authorities are still investigating the crash.
Legal recourse for victims
Should authorities determine the driver of the Toyota was indeed acting negligently behind the wheel, leading to the accident, that information can be used in civil claims brought by the surviving family of the deceased victim as well as the injured passenger in the Toyota. Anyone else with ownership interest in the Toyota could also be named in a personal injury and wrongful death claim. To increase their chances of obtaining the best outcome possible, those adversely affected by this tragedy will want to work with an experienced personal injury attorney at their earliest opportunity.