Drivers in South Carolina and elsewhere should always maintain a close watch on their surroundings and heed all traffic signals and signs to avoid an accident. When people neglect to follow the rules of the road, innocent people can get severely harmed or worse. Sometimes, the driver at fault is the one to suffer the most for his or her negligent or careless actions, which seems to be the case in a recent vehicle accident in Greenville.
According to reports, the crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. on March 30. The accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 25 and Highway 414 and involved four vehicles. The multi-car crash was initiated when a driver apparently turned onto U.S. 25 into the path of an armored truck.
The truck struck the car on the left side and sent the vehicle into a Jeep that was waiting to turn at the intersection. Behind the Jeep was a Toyota pickup truck that was struck by debris from the armored vehicle. Sadly, the driver of the vehicle that turned in front of the armored truck was pronounced dead at the scene. No word was given as to the severity of the injuries suffered by the other motorists.
Since the alleged at-fault driver who caused this multi-car accident died in the collision, his or her estate can still be named in personal injury claims filed by the three other individuals harmed in the accident. Those injured in this crash reserve the right to pursue civil claims against the deceased driver’s estate along with anyone else who has ownership interest in the vehicle involved in the crash. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney in South Carolina, affected parties can increase their chances of obtaining the successful outcomes they deserve.