On Thursday night, a wrong-way car accident in Charleston, South Carolina fatally injured a victim. The fatal head-on collision occurred around 11:45 pm on Interstate 26 after an initial crash with one car injured the driver. After the first car accident, the driver traveled the wrong way and near the Ravenel Bridge hit the second car, causing a fatality for the passenger and personal injuries for the second driver. A third car hit the wrong-way driver after the wrong-way car accident, which did not result in any injuries.
Oftentimes, head-on collisions originate from a driver traveling in the wrong direction. Head, neck, and spinal cord trauma and potential fatalities may be the outcome for car occupants in this type of crash. Factors for a wrong-way car accident may included speeding, intoxicated driving, drowsy driving, or reckless driving.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a car accident, our South Carolina car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will lend a helping hand. 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.