Charleston Co., SC (November 20, 2023) – The Charleston Police Department confirmed that multiple people lost their lives as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred during the early morning hours on Saturday. At around 1:24 a.m. on November 18, calls for help came in regarding a crash on Riverland Drive.
According to reports, a collision involving a 2010 Cadillac SUV occurred in the area of George Griffith Boulevard and James Island. The Cadillac went off the side of the roadway and collided with a tree. The vehicle was occupied by five people at the time of the crash.
Four people were ejected from the vehicle. The victims were severely hurt in the crash. Authorities arrived at the scene and pronounced them deceased. The fifth victim was injured and transported to the Medical University of South Carolina for care. The crash is being investigated at this time.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Our condolences are with all of the families of the victims who lost their lives in this crash.
Fatal Car Crash in South Carolina
Fatal accidents are reported every day in our state. Although these accidents take place frequently, it is nearly impossible to prepare for the sudden and unexpected impact that they will have on your family. The unfortunate truth is that we see a significant number of fatal collisions take place as a result of driver negligence. Some of the leading factors in these accidents include:
Distracted driving: drivers who do not pay attention to the road ahead can cause devastating accidents that ultimately take the lives of innocent people. Unfortunately, there are many car accidents caused by drivers who are eating, talking with passengers, or texting on their cell phones.
Speeding: traveling too fast increases the risk of a driver losing control of their vehicle. Speeding, especially around curved roadways, can result in drivers drifting into other nearby lanes and crashing into other vehicles.
Tailgating: traveling too closely to other vehicles on the road is incredibly dangerous. When tailgating or following too closely, drivers do not have the ability to stop in time to avoid collisions. As a result, we see many innocent people lose their lives as a result of drivers who engage in this reckless action.
If your loved one died as a result of another driver’s reckless actions, it is crucial that you seek legal representation from a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. You may have options available to help you move forward.
It is never easy to cope with the loss of a loved one, especially when it was caused by someone else’s negligence. At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the emotional and financial toll that fatal accidents can take on families. That is why our dedicated team of wrongful death attorneys strives to provide effective and compassionate legal representation for our clients. We believe that obtaining full and fair compensation not only helps alleviate some of the stress faced by families but also provides them with peace of mind as they navigate through this difficult time. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated legal team at (800) 693-7833 for a free case evaluation. Allow us to help you seek justice and move forward toward healing and closure.