Driving along two-lane roads in South Carolina can be just as dangerous as driving on the interstate. One of the most common causes for accidents on two-lane roads is a head-on collision caused by a driver broaching the centerline. This appears to be what happened in Greenville County recently that caused an accident that resulted in the deaths of two people.
The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. The accident happened on White Horse Road close to Danhardt Street. A 2021 Freightliner semi, driven by an unidentified individual, was traveling south along the road, and a Mercury Milan was traveling north. For reasons yet unclear, the Mercury crossed the centerline and hit the tractor-trailer head-on.
Both occupants of the Mercury were killed in the crash. They were described as a 57-year-old man and 47-year-old woman. The report did not specify which individual was driving the Mercury, nor did it mention whether the truck driver was injured.
Legal options for victims
Authorities do not know who was driving the Mercury that purportedly caused the accident. Since both occupants of the vehicle passed away in the crash, the surviving family of the other may choose to pursue wrongful death claims against the estate of the alleged at-fault driver in an attempt to recover compensation for funeral expenses and other costs. Likewise, if the truck driver was injured, he or she may elect to pursue a personal injury claim against the estate of the at-fault driver Either way, parties will want to work directly with an experienced personal injury attorney in South Carolina.