Motor vehicle accidents happen every day on South Carolina’s roads. Most accidents are not serious, and those involved in the accident may walk away uninjured or with minor injuries. But when a wrong-way crash occurs, serious injuries can be more common due to the nature of the crash. In Richland County, a wrong-way collision left one driver injured and killed the other driver involved.
This two-vehicle collision happened on Garners Ferry Road early one Saturday morning. A Ford sedan was traveling the wrong way in the westbound lane. The car struck another sedan that was heading west. The impact left the driver of the westbound sedan dead while the driver traveling the wrong way in the westbound land was also injured and taken to a hospital for treatment.
The accident is currently under investigation. The Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team will attempt to understand why the accident happened. Once the investigation is complete, charges may be filed against the driver who was driving in the wrong lane if the team believes he was at fault.
Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident can be an extremely emotional experience. The family members are often left with accident-related expenses which can make an already tragic situation so much more difficult. But when someone is killed in an accident and another driver was at fault, the family members may have the option to pursue a civil case against the other driver. South Carolina residents who have lost a loved one in a car accident have the option of consulting an attorney to better understand the legal path in suing for damages related to the accident.