Clinton, SC (November 15, 2018) – On Thursday morning, November 15, a truck driver lost his life in a serious fatal truck accident that happened in Laurens County involving a fallen tree.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said that the accident took place around 4:15 a.m. At the time of the accident, police reported that the 2019 Freightliner was heading east when the truck suddenly ran into a tree that came down in the middle of the road.
The truck was involved in an accident and struck a guardrail off the side of the road. From there, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver has since been identified as a coroner as 58-year-old William Lee Weger. Police continue to investigate the accident at this time.
We would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of William Lee Weger at this time, as we understand just how difficult it can be to lose a loved one in an accident and wonder where you can turn during your desperate time of need.
Truck Accident in South Carolina
Accidents involving large commercial trucks can be some of the most severe accidents that happen on our roadways. Heavy trucks actually account for 67 of the 1,030 fatal accidents that happen on South Carolina roads. Though truck drivers tend to be some of the safest drivers on our roads, these accidents still occur every year due to the negligence of others.
Losing somebody close to you in an accident that you believe could have been prevented could be one of the most shocking and devastating experiences that you ever endure. You have many rights when it comes to your case, especially if you are now suffering on an emotional and financial level due to this sudden loss that has caused chaos in your family. At the Nye Law Group, we want to stand by your side in your time of need. Call us today to find out how we can help you at 912-200-5230.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.