A multi-vehicle crash on Sunday evening caused a fatality for one driver and an array of personal injuries for several other victims. Right after 6 pm, the accident occurred on Interstate 85 in Greer, South Carolina, and involved four vehicles and a tractor trailer. The driver of one vehicle who was from Pelzer, South Carolina sustained fatal injuries while a driver and two passengers occupying another vehicle received medical treatment at a local hospital, and the driver of the third vehicle was hospitalized, too. Both the driver of the fourth car and the tractor trailer operator came out of the multi-vehicle crash unscathed.
Multi-vehicle crashes, otherwise known as chain reaction crashes, generally originate from one collision between two vehicles on a congested road. Once the accident takes place, other motorists may become engaged in their own collisions due to stopped vehicles and onlookers becoming distracted by the wreckage. If other crashes ensue, the results could be catastrophic, and a variety of injuries as well as potential fatalities could accompany the additional crashes.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a car accident, our Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden will protect your rights. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 800-531-9780 or contact us online. With offices located throughout South Carolina, we serve clients in Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, and Newberry County, including those in the towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.