Blacksburg, SC (October 15, 2018) – This Monday morning at approximately 9:46 AM an accident involving a black 2010 Chevrolet SUV and a 1996 Mack truck resulted in one death and two injuries. The accident took place at the intersection of Bridges Road and Turner Road in Blacksburg. The fatality has since been identified as Thomas Leroy Blackwell, 71. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the accident was determined to be a failure to yield the right-of-way on the part of Blackwell. Blackwell was attempting to turn his SUV across traffic and onto Turner Road when he was hit by the Mack truck headed in his direction on Bridges Road. Blackwell was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. The two passengers that were riding in the SUV sustained injuries from the crash and were immediately flown to Spartanburg Medical Center for medical treatment. The driver of the Mack truck, whose name has not been released, was not hurt.
An autopsy will be performed in order to assist the police with their ongoing investigation.
South Carolina Car Crash Injuries
Being injured in a car crash as a passenger is no less terrifying and no less inconvenient than being injured in a car accident where you are the driver. If you have been injured in a car accident in which you were the passengers it is important that you take the necessary steps to protect your rights as well as your health. Passengers are not held liable for car crashes in almost all cases. Generally speaking, the fault will lie with the driver or drivers of the other vehicles that were involved in the crash. As a passenger who has been injured in a car accident, you may also very well be entitled to compensation from the other driver or drivers involved. Recovering compensation for things such as lost wages, hospital bills, therapy bills, and pain and suffering. Despite your innocence, complications can still arise when you attempt to receive that compensation. If you or someone that you know was injured as a passenger in a car crash it is vital that you understand what difficulties you may face, what your rights are, and when you need to hire a lawyer to stand by you.
Here at Nye Law Group, we know that speaking with an accomplished personal injury attorney is best done as soon as possible after the accident. We can help you understand your options for compensation and your rights as well.
Give us a call at 912-200-5230 for a free, no obligation consultation so we can discuss the options available to you
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