A driver engaged in a wrong way collision with a tractor-trailer on Sunday morning. The fatal truck accident occurred around 3 am in Lexington County, South Carolina when the driver of a car drifted into the eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 after traveling west on the highway. The driver of the car incurred fatal injuries after the wrong way collision, which resulted in both vehicles running off the road and igniting. The tractor trailer driver escaped the crash unscathed.
Many wrong way accidents result in head-on collisions, which may cause drivers and passengers to sustain serious injuries or even fatalities. Contributing factors to a crash of this nature may include drowsy driving, drunk driving, or distracted driving. Survivors of a wrong way collision may suffer from debilitating injuries that may devolve into permanent disabilities, and be unable to earn an income in the aftermath.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a truck accident, our Columbia truck accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will advocate for you. 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 towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.