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Most drivers will experience motor vehicle accidents

When a person gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, being involved in a crash is the furthest thing from his or her mind. No one gets behind the wheel expecting to crash. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in modern-day America. Statistics say that most drivers will be involved in an accident at some point. These days, just getting from point A to point B can be a risky endeavor, especially on crowded South Carolina roadways.

A recent crash in Orangeburg County left one person dead and several others hospitalized. The accident happened outside of Eutawville just after midnight. According to reports, a 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck and a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck were involved in the crash.

Reports indicate that the two trucks were traveling north on a local road when the accident occurred. Following the crash, police say that two occupants of the 2012 Chevrolet truck and two occupants of the 2007 Chevrolet truck were injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment. Tragically, a passenger in the 2007 Chevrolet truck was killed in the crash, reports say. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident.

Serious accidents such as this can be absolutely devastating for all those involved. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents seem to be happening more and more these days as a result of the increased volume of traffic on South Carolina roadways. When injuries of death occur due to an act of negligence in a crash, legal action may be taken against the party believed at fault. A successful lawsuit could result in compensation to the victim's family that can be used to cover medical bills and end-of-life expenses.

Source: thestate.com, "One killed, five hospitalized following two-vehicle crash in Midlands", Noah Feit, March 25, 2018

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