Berkeley Co., SC (October 27, 2023) – The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office confirmed that 53-year-old Bobby Huckabee has died as a result of a multi-vehicle wreck that took place on Thursday.
The accident was reported at around 5:45 a.m. on October 26.
According to officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer collided during the morning hours near the intersection of South Carolina Highway 41 and Charity Church Road.
The 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck sustained severe damage as a result of the collision with the 2012 Volvo tractor-trailer.
The driver of the pickup truck, identified as Bobby Huckabee, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene by responding law enforcement. The driver of the semi-truck, who has not been identified, was not injured.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Bobby Huckabee at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal truck accidents in South Carolina take the lives of countless people every year. Unlike other types of automobile accidents, these crashes can be quite complex due to the number of parties that can be held liable. In general, bereaved families have the opportunity to file a wrongful death claim against:
- Truck driver: If the driver was reckless, fatigued, or otherwise negligent, they may be held liable.
- Trucking company: The trucking company may be held liable if it hired, trained, or supervised the driver negligently, or if it failed to maintain the truck properly.
- Truck manufacturer: If it is determined that a defect in the design or the manufacturing of the vehicle or a part caused the accident, the manufacturer may be held liable.
- Truck owner: If the truck is owned by a different entity than the company operating it, the owner may also be held liable, especially if they are responsible for maintenance and safety.
- Cargo loading company: The company responsible for loading the truck’s cargo may be held liable if improper loading caused the accident.
It is crucial for your family to seek guidance from a South Carolina wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. A dedicated truck accident lawyer will be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation and fight for what is rightfully yours.
In the midst of grief and loss, it can be difficult to think about taking legal action. However, at Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the importance of seeking justice for your loved one’s wrongful death. Not only can a lawsuit help provide financial support for you and your family during this difficult time, but it can also bring closure and accountability for those responsible. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to advocating for our clients’ best interests in all types of wrongful death cases. We are here to offer guidance, support, and representation as you navigate through this challenging process. Contact us today at (800) 693-7833 to learn more about how we can help you seek justice for your loved one.