A fatal truck wreck in Hardeville, South Carolina claimed the life of one of the drivers. Around 9:30 pm, on Wednesday night, the motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 95 when a tractor trailer pulled in front of an SUV from the shoulder, and the two vehicles collided. The SUV driver succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene of the fatal truck wreck while the driver of the tractor trailer exited the accident unscathed. He was charged with a failure to yield to the right of way.
Episodes of negligence may result in a truck accident that causes serious injuries as well as potential fatalities. Examples of negligence in a tractor trailer crash include a driver engaging in distracted or drowsy driving, drivers who are intoxicated or impaired, and trucking companies that place unqualified or inexperienced drivers behind the wheel. Sometimes, the accident may occur due to a failure to maintain a vehicle or failing to safely secure a load to the truck.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a truck accident, our South Carolina truck accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will navigate you through the process. 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 towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.