North Charleston, SC (February 13, 2024) – The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the two victims who lost their lives as a result of the motor vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday evening, February 11.
Police reports indicate that at approximately 7:30 p.m., a collision between two vehicles occurred on Dorchester Road near Brossy Circle. Authorities arrived at the scene and confirmed that two people in one of the vehicles were fatally injured. The victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. Authorities later identified the victims as 18-year-old Tavares Simpson and 18-year-old Niy’Aisha Haynes, both of North Charleston. One person in the second vehicle was injured and transported to an area hospital for medical care. The incident is being investigated at this time.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Our sympathies go out to the families of Tavares Simpson and Niy’Aisha Haynes at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal car crashes in South Carolina take the lives of more than 1000 people annually. Year after year, we continue to see families completely torn apart as a result of fatal accidents caused by reckless and negligent drivers. When drivers do not operate their vehicles in a safe manner, it can have deadly consequences for everyone around. Unfortunately, various acts of negligence are factors in many of these collisions. Some of the most common causes include:
- Reckless Driving: Aggressive and careless behavior, such as following too closely to other vehicles and weaving between vehicles, can result in deadly accidents.
- Failure to Wear Seatbelts: Not using seatbelts significantly increases the risk of severe injuries or fatalities in the event of a car crash, as it increases the likelihood of someone being ejected during a crash.
- Poor Road Conditions: Uneven surfaces, potholes, and inadequate signage contribute to accidents with severe consequences.
The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when it is due to someone else’s negligence. However, a wrongful death claim can help ease the financial burden and provide closure for the family left behind. By taking timely legal action with the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney, you can maximize your chances of receiving compensation for funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and other damages. You must seek justice for your loved one and hold those responsible accountable through a wrongful death claim.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we believe in providing our clients with more than just legal representation. Our team is dedicated to being a supportive and understanding resource for families going through the difficult process of personal injury or wrongful death cases. With our experience and track record, we are committed to obtaining successful outcomes for our clients while also showing compassion toward their needs. If you or a loved one has been affected by such situations, reach out to our dedicated legal team for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833. Let us help guide you toward justice and closure during this challenging time.