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December 16, 2021

Chester, SC – Passenger Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on Pineridge Rd

Chester, SC (December 15, 2021) – A young girl was killed in the aftermath of a car accident in Chester on Wednesday morning, December 15. The deadly crash was reported at around 11 a.m. on Pineridge Road. 

Local sources revealed that a 16-year-old boy was driving southbound on the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway where it overturned. It came to a stop when it crashed into a fence and tree. 

Both the driver and the female passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The girl who was riding in the passenger seat sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Auto Accidents in South Carolina

Chester, SC - Passenger Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on Pineridge Rd

South Carolina has one of the highest rates of traffic deaths in the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Residents of the state drove nearly 19% more miles between 2000 and 2016 than they had in the previous decade. In 2018, one out of every 18 drivers in the state was involved in a car accident, according to statistics.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, a wrongful death claim may be able to compensate you financially. You must understand who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim is appropriate in South Carolina. When an at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death, a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate under the wrongful death statute. The claim should be filed with a representative of the deceased party to establish the defendant’s negligence.

Chester Personal Injury Lawyers

Monge & Associates is dedicated to ensuring that families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party receive full compensation. A wrongful death lawyer in Chester will guide you through the entire legal process, regardless of the nature of your claim. We want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve after a fatal accident while also holding the at-fault party accountable.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash caused by someone else’s negligence, call a personal injury lawyer in Chester today at 678-832-0585.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.