On Wednesday morning, a two-vehicle collision caused a fatality in Aiken, South Carolina. Around 5:37 am, a 54-year-old man was turning his car onto Atomic Road from Dragstrip Road when an SUV struck the driver’s side of his vehicle. The driver of the car succumbed to his fatal injuries at the scene of the accident while the 18-year-old man from Jackson, South Carolina, who was driving the SUV, and his female passenger were taken to the Augusta Hospital for treatment of their personal injuries.
Car accidents may occur more frequently during the early morning or late at night when visibility diminishes. Contributing factors like drowsy driving, intoxicated driving, distracted driving, and reckless driving may add to the severity of a vehicle collision. Side-impact accidents may lead to the possibility of a range of injuries as well as fatalities for any parties involved.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a car accident, our Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will fight for you. 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 the towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.