As our Charleston accident lawyers at Howell and Christmas know, the injuries and damages from a serious car crash can be deadly. Just a few hours ago in South Carolina, a car crash caused a fatal injury and death to a 10 year old and also injured a driver who was taken to an area hospital, when a 1996 Ford Explorer crashed causing serious injuries and at least one fatality. The force of impact from the sport utility truck colliding with another car was so strong that it caused the death of a 10 year old and caused the driver of a 1996 Ford Explorer to be trapped in her car as a result of the accident.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal accident and injuries caused by the crash and are trying to determine the cause of the deadly crash. The sport utility vehichle involved in the wreck was carrying the injured driver and two other passengers. There is no information currently as to whether the two passengers also sustained injuries in the collision or it they were taken to the hospital.
The South Carolina Highway Partol is not releasing many details or information about the fatal crash. The accident took place in Kershaw County at approximately 5 pm on Wednesday Highway Department officals said.
Few details released in accident that killed 10-year-old, WIS Television website, June 25, 2009.
Howell and Christmas attorney analysis and comments: We have very strong wrongful death and survival action statutes in South Carolina that can be used to help protect the surviving members of someone killed by the negligence or willful conduct of another. It is very important to note that if you or a loved one believe that a family member is the victim of a negligent or intentional death, there is a statute of limitations that begins to run from the date of the accident. If you and/or the estate of your family member do not file an action against the wrongdoer within the time period allowed by the statute of limitations, you are forever barred from bringing a claim against those you feel are responsible for your family member’s death or injuries.