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2-car crash claims 1 life, injures another

Traffic signs and lights exist to help safely control traffic on the roads. South Carolina drivers who disregard stop signs and red lights place themselves and everyone else nearby in danger. A tragic case in point involved a recent two-car crash in York.

Accident details

Just before 2:30 p.m. on June 15, a vehicle driven by a 47-year-old woman was heading south along Meadow Road. At the same time, another vehicle was approaching the area from the west on Old Limestone Road. The 47-year-old driver apparently ran through a stop sign and collided with the other car.

The driver of the other vehicle was not identified in the crash, but the collision caused fatal injuries to the driver. The person passed away at the scene, and the woman who allegedly caused the crash was taken to a local medical center for treatment of unspecified injuries. She also faces charges for disregarding a stop sign.

Wrongful death

As is their right, the surviving family of the decreased victim reserve the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the apparently at-fault driver in pursuit of documented monetary damages. Any separate owner of the vehicle she was operating can also be named as a defendant. Evidence regarding traffic violations or other charges may be offered against the woman in a related civil court claim. To increase their chances of obtaining the best outcome possible, surviving family will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in South Carolina for assistance.