Law enforcement officers in South Carolina and across the country are concerned with keeping their communities’ streets safe for all. During their duties, they sometimes have to respond to emergencies, and in the process, they may, unfortunately, cause accidents with other vehicles on the road. Although all of the details regarding the accident and its cause haven’t been released, a sheriff’s deputy collided with a vehicle in Greenville recently.
The crash and investigation
Reports about the collision are scant. However, the accident was reported to have happened sometime around 12:00 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, June 27. The crash happened in an area close to Valley Brook Road.
Reports confirm the other driver was driving a van, but no word was given as to whether it was a service/delivery van or a personal vehicle. The other vehicle was being driven by a deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department. Apparently, the van driver was attempting to turn onto Augusta Road when the deputy collided with the left side of the vehicle. The van driver had to be airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia, for treatment, but the deputy was listed as not having suffered injuries.
Right to compensation
Considering the victim was flown to a burn center for treatment suggests there will be a long road to recovery. The victim has every right to seek compensation for the injuries and damages incurred through a personal injury claim against the deputy and possibly the County of Greenville itself. In order to determine the appropriate options and begin the process, the victim will want to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in South Carolina for assistance.