People in South Carolina and elsewhere who are running from the law will try just about anything to avoid capture. When doing so, they tend to drive fast and recklessly, which often leads to a vehicle accident. Most of the time, the crashes only involve the suspect vehicle, but sometimes, the accident can involve other motorists as well. When this occurs, innocent people can get seriously injured or worse.
One such incident occurred the afternoon of Wednesday, March 9. The accident happened just before 4 p.m. on the U.S. 21 bypass in Orangeburg. A 2006 Chevrolet Colorado was attempting to avoid police when it slammed into a 2020 Toyota Camry. The crash claimed the life of the Colorado’s driver and injured a passenger in the pickup as well as the driver of the Camry.
Incidentally, the location was the same place two people lost their lives in a vehicle accident last month. Both the pickup passenger and Camry driver were transported to a local medical center for treatment of minor injuries. The pickup driver who died in the crash was not identified in the report.
Legal recourse for the injured
Although the accident is still under investigation, the fact that the pickup driver was apparently trying to evade authorities, which led to the crash, is strong evidence to support to pickup driver was acting negligently and recklessly behind the wheel. As such, those injured in this accident may pursue civil claims against the pickup driver’s estate in an attempt at recovering damages. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney in South Carolina, affected parties can increase their chances of obtaining the most successful outcome possible.