Greer, SC (January 24, 2024) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed that one person lost their life as a result of a fatal collision that occurred in Greenville County. The accident took place during the afternoon hours on Monday, January 22.
According to reports provided by state troopers, a pickup truck was traveling south on Fairview Road. For unknown reasons, it went off the right side of the road and struck an SUV near Dolerite Drive. The truck then crossed over the center line of Fairview Road and sideswiped one additional vehicle before striking a tree. One person suffered significant injuries as a result of the accident. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where they later passed away from their injuries. The Greenville County coroner’s office has not yet publicly identified the victim. Investigations into the crash are ongoing.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
Every day, fatal accidents take place to have a devastating impact on the lives of families. Unfortunately, many of the fatal collisions reported right here in our state are preventable. Careless and reckless actions continue to contribute to a significant portion of the vehicle collisions that occur on our roads. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Distractions: It is imperative that drivers always remain focused on the road ahead. They should be alert and aware of their surroundings. Unfortunately, we see many fatal collisions take place as a result of drivers who are texting on their phones, talking to others, and even eating while behind the wheel.
- Speeding: Our state has a designated speed limit for every road in it. These speeds are designed to provide individuals with guidelines determining how fast they can travel safely on our roads without experiencing any issues. Unfortunately, it is also common for drivers to exceed these limits and cause devastating collisions.
- Failing to Yield: Even though we have laws in place to allow vehicles to proceed forward when they have the right-of-way, we continue to see vehicles fail to allow them to do so. As a result, these reckless drivers crash into innocent people and ultimately take their lives.
These negligent and reckless actions continue to take the lives of innocent people every single day. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, a wrongful death lawyer can help you pursue legal action against the responsible party to ensure they are held accountable, and you are provided the financial relief that you need.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we are dedicated to helping families navigate through this difficult time. Our compassionate attorneys understand the emotional and financial toll that such a loss can have on a family, which is why we provide support and aggressive representation in seeking justice and fair compensation. While no amount of money can replace your loved one, receiving full and fair compensation can help alleviate some of the burdens you may face. If you have experienced this type of loss, please do not wait to contact our skilled personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation at (800) 693-7833. Let our fearless legal advocates fight for your rights while you focus on healing with your family.