St Stephen, SC (November 22, 2023) – A 17-year-old male lost his life in a fatal collision that occurred in Berkley County on Sunday, November 19. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of the crash at around 3:37 p.m.
According to official reports, a head-on collision between a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck and a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck took place on Russellville Road. The incident prompted authorities to shut down the roadway as they provided assistance.
The driver of the Chevrolet was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford was injured. The Berkeley County EMS responded to care for the victim and transported them to a local hospital. The crash is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the teen killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
More than 40,000 lives are claimed by motor vehicle accidents in the United States every year. Unfortunately, many of these accidents take place right here in our state. Every year, countless people lose their lives as a result of preventable collisions on our roadways.
Losing a loved one in a car accident is an unimaginable tragedy that no family should have to endure. The emotional pain and anguish can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that there may be legal avenues available for seeking justice and compensation.
After enduring the loss of a loved one, bereaved families have the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the person responsible. This type of legal action can provide financial relief for various damages that bereaved families face. Some of the damages that can be requested in a wrongful death claim include lost earning capacity, funeral expenses, vehicle repairs, and more.
To ensure you have the best chance of protecting your rights and getting justice, it is vital that you seek legal representation from a dedicated wrongful death lawyer right away. An attorney will be able to guide you through the legal process and fight for the maximum possible compensation for your damages.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the immense pain and financial burdens that families face after losing a loved one due to a fatal collision. Our car accident lawyers work tirelessly to provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation for families who have lost their loved ones due to someone else’s negligence. While no amount of compensation can bring back your loved one, we believe in fighting for full and fair compensation to help alleviate the financial burden that often accompanies such tragedies. If you have lost a family member in a car accident, please do not wait to reach out to us by calling (800) 693-7833 for a free case evaluation. Let us fight for justice and closure on your behalf so that you can focus on healing and finding peace during this challenging time.