A tragic motor vehicle accident in South Carolina claimed two lives after a car and an 18-wheeler collided. The wreck occurred because two young men, a 27-year-old and a 22-year-old, were in the smaller vehicle which ran a stop sign. The vehicle was struck by the much larger truck and the two men inside the vehicle were killed. Police don’t believe that charges will be filed in the accident, though that doesn’t make it any less tragic.
This is a tough story to tackle, simply because two people lost their lives under such preventable circumstances. It’s a reminder to everyone out there that you should be thinking of only one thing while driving a vehicle on the road: observing all rules, regulations and safety measures that are necessary to make your trip a safe and happy one.
But it’s also a reminder of all of the accidents that occur every year that see people lose their lives at the hands of another person who was negligent. For example, texting while driving accidents claim many lives every year. Drunk driving accidents claim many lives every year. Red light runners, speeding drivers, reckless drivers — all of these things contribute to countless deaths every year.
Negligent driving is irresponsible and dangerous, and it makes the individual in question liable for any wreck that he or she may be involved in. For victims of such accidents — or their loved ones — they need to consider their legal options in the wake of such a terrible collision.
Source: WMBF, “Coroner identifies 2 people killed in crash involving 18-wheeler near Hartsville,” Brooke Holden, July 7, 2015