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Left-turn motor vehicle accidents may lead to injuries, death

One individual's life was cut short in a tragic car accident that recently took place in South Carolina. In addition, three other individuals suffered injuries in the crash. These types of motor vehicle accidents sometimes occur due to the carelessness of a driver, in which case, those impacted by the accident may rightfully seek justice through the civil court system.

The recent accident occurred along Highway 57 at around 6:30 p.m. According to authorities, two automobiles were going north along the highway. One driver attempted to make a left turn into a driveway. The vehicle following behind left the roadway and then struck the first vehicle.

The first car's driver ended up dying in the collision. Meanwhile, the person driving the second motor vehicle suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital. The passengers in the second automobile, ages 15 and 19, were also hurt and taken to the hospital. Police continued to investigate the collision.

The police investigation may reveal who was at fault in the South Carolina collision. If police determine that the driver of the first automobile caused the accident, even though this individual died, the injured parties in the second motor vehicle may still choose to file personal injury claims against his or her estate as well as anyone with an ownership interest in the car he or she was driving. Meanwhile, if the second car's driver is found to be at fault, personal injury claims and a wrongful death claim may be filed against this driver. Liability must be established before the civil court, based upon a showing of negligence, before claims for damages will be determined in cases involving these types of motor vehicle accidents.

Source: wpde.com, "One killed, three injured in car crash on Highway 57 in Dillon County", Tonya Brown, Oct. 7, 2017

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