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Motor vehicle accidents are more likely to occur on icy roads

When temperatures start dropping, drivers must proceed with even more caution than usual. Weather factors such as rain and icy roads can easily result in motor vehicle accidents. A pedestrian was recently killed after one South Carolina man failed to drive safely in bad weather conditions.

Few details of the crash have been released at this time. According to authorities, the young man was driving on a local road just after 8 a.m. Initial investigation by police showed that he was driving too fast for the conditions at that time. In doing so, his vehicle struck a pedestrian. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Charleston County Deputy Coroner reported that she died of blunt force trauma. The driver has since been charged with driving too fast for conditions and having no driver's license. Police are continuing to investigate the accident. No word on whether the driver will face any other charges.

When people are killed in motor vehicle accidents, the surviving families of the victims may choose to file wrongful death claims in civil court against any party or parties believed to be responsible. If a claim successfully proves negligence on behalf of the defendant, the plaintiff may then be awarded monetary damages that can be used to help pay for medical bills, funeral costs or any other expenses related to the collision. Those interested in learning more about this type of claim could consult an experienced South Carolina personal injury attorney for more information and assistance.

Source: counton2.com, "Teen, 18, charged after car slides, kills pedestrian", Shawn Cabbagestalk, Jan. 7, 2018

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