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Greenville County car crash claims life of teenager

Two-lane roads in South Carolina and elsewhere provide a high level of risk for a potential head-on collision. Since opposing traffic is traveling in such close proximity, it only takes a moment of distraction for a terrible accident to occur. Sadly, one head-on collision in Greenville County recently claimed the life of a teenager.

Accident details

According to reports, a two-vehicle accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. on the morning of May 1. The crash happened on Augusta Road. Reportedly, a 2008 Kia SUV was traveling north as a 2002 Honda Civic was heading south.

For reasons unknown, the Civic crossed the center line and collided with the Kia. The impact killed the 17-year-old male driving the Honda Civic, who was identified as being a junior at a local high school. No word was given as to the injuries, if any, the Kia driver suffered.

If the driver of the Kia suffered serious injuries in this head-on collision, he or she retains the right to pursue a civil claim against the Civic driver plus anyone else who has ownership interest in his car. Since the driver died at the scene, his estate can be named in a personal injury claim. The Kia driver will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in South Carolina to gain a full understanding of his or her rights and options with regardsto seeking compensation.