On Thursday night, a fatal head-on collision occurred in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Around 9:25 pm, the motor vehicle accident took place on US 178 and Black Pond Road and involved an SUV and a truck. During the fatal head-on collision, the SUV crossed the center line of the road and slammed into the truck. Upon impact, the truck driver sustained fatal injuries while the SUV driver was airlifted and brought to the Trident Hospital with undisclosed personal injuries.
A head-on collision may be brought on by several contributing factors such as drowsy driving, speeding, distracted driving, or drunk driving. Since the motor vehicle accident occurred at night, lowered visibility and flashing lights may create hazardous conditions for drivers. Many times, head-on collisions cause serious injuries like brain and spinal injuries or potential fatalities.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, our Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will fight for your rights. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 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.