Florence, SC (December 12, 2023) – Two teens have died as a result of a motor vehicle accident reported on Saturday evening in the Florence area. The accident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. on September 9.
According to reports provided by the Florence Police Department, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was involved in a collision with a Ford Flex SUV on Kershaw Street near Gaillard Street during the evening hours. After the initial collision, the pickup truck struck a utility pole and overturned, coming to rest on its roof. The incident caused one person to be trapped inside the pickup truck.
Bystanders were able to remove the victim from the vehicle. Two victims, identified as a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old, both sustained fatal injuries. The two victims passed away while at the scene. At this time, investigations into the collision are ongoing.
We offer our sympathies to the families of the victims killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
In the United States, thousands of people die every year due to fatal collisions on our roadways. Handling a motor vehicle accident can be devastating. In our states, we see a significant number of fatal crashes take place due to negligence. Some of the factors contributing to these crashes are:
- Drunk or high drivers
- Drivers who pass stop signs
- Distracted drivers (texting, eating, etc.)
- Drivers who speed
- Red-light runners
- Drivers who fail to yield
We continue to see innocent people die in collisions caused by preventable actions of others, despite having strict laws to protect motorists in our state and every other state in the nation. Losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly can be very difficult to deal with. Families often have to deal with overwhelming emotional consequences. Losing a parent or spouse can be quite difficult to deal with.
Families must seek immediate representation from a wrongful death lawyer in order to ease some of the stress they are experiencing during this difficult time. The negligent party will be held accountable for their recklessness and irresponsibility if you hire an attorney to help you pursue a claim.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we are fully committed to helping families hold negligent parties accountable for the death of their loved ones. Under the guidance of Dr. Ted, our team of skilled car accident lawyers is committed to providing trusted and effective service and support to families coping with the loss of a loved one. As proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates forum, we will persist in our endeavors to aid families in finding closure and attaining financial stability in challenging times. Feel free to contact our wrongful death legal team at (800) 693-7833 for a free case evaluation. Allow our dedicated and skilled legal team to handle your case while you focus on healing and moving forward.