Many parents in the Columbia area are concerned about their teenage drivers on the road. It can be very difficult to let their young driver drive around, knowing that there are many dangers on South Carolina roads. A tragic accident recently occurred near Sumter.
Tragic accident claims the life of a high school senior
An 18-year-old Sumter High School senior was recently killed in an accident near the Turbeville Correctional Institution. The teenager was driving on U.S. 378 when a driver in a Chevrolet Trailblazer failed to yield the right of way when pulling on to the road from S.C. 527. The Trailblazer hit two trucks which flipped over as the result of the impact. The 18-year-old victim died at the scene and four others were taken to local hospitals as the result of their injuries. The accident is under investigation and charges may be forthcoming.
Legal help may be available
Losing a child in a tragic accident is something no parents should have to go through. This unthinkable event happens to often in South Carolina and across the U.S. If a family believes their loved one was killed in an accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in personal injury. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report and help get the answers a family deserves. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
When a loved one has been killed in an unexpected accident, families are not just facing the emotional trauma but also financial trauma as well. Families may have the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.