Florence County, SC (October 15, 2018) – Barry Crocker, 86, of Timmonsville, was killed in a crash that happened at 1:20 PM on Saturday near the intersection of Effingham Highway and McCall Farms on Highway 52.
The accident occurred when a Chevy Impala failed to yield the right-of-way as it was pulling out into southbound traffic and was struck by a Chevy Truck. When the South Carolina Highway Patrol initially received the call they were told that there was already a fatality on the scene. Upon their arrival at the local hospital, however, they learned that the victim was still alive. Sadly, Crocker did die a short while later of injuries he sustained during the accident.
The driver of the Impala was injured and taken to the hospital. Both drivers were reported to be wearing their seatbelts. There is no further word on the second driver’s condition.
South Carolina Two Car Accidents
Whether you walk, bike, ride a motorcycle or drive knowing who has the right-of-way in any given situation is imperative to the prevention of needless traffic accidents. If you know when it is your responsibility to yield the right-of-way to another driver, cyclist, or pedestrian then you are doing your part to make sure that everyone gets home safely at the end of the day. For example, this crash happened because one of the drivers failed to yield the right-of-way even though he was entering the main road from a side street. Other instances where drivers must yield include being the driver on the left at a four-way stop, making a left turn when there is a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction, can see an emergency vehicle with its lights and/or sirens on, and encountering a pedestrian that is in a designated crosswalk. Failure to follow the basic rules of giving right-of-way to the proper vehicle or pedestrian will most likely make that person at fault for any resulting accidents or injuries that may arise should the situation go amok. Booklets containing the rules of the road, including how right-of-way rules are to be followed, are available at your local South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. The information is also available online. Please make sure you are referencing a reliable source.
If you have been the victim of a car accident because of another motorist’s failure to yield the right-of-way, then you want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. It is unwise to leave a claim like this in the hands of the insurance companies, as it can be very hard to prove either side of the story. Reach out to us at Nye Law Group and let us help you deal with the insurance companies and the paperwork. We are here to make sure your rights are protected and that you get proper compensation for your loss.
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