Columbia, SC – Heyward Brockington Rd Crash Takes One Life
Last updated Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
Columbia, SC (December 26, 2022) – A fatal accident took place in Richland County on Saturday morning that claimed the life of one driver. On December 24, the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a traffic accident that occurred on Heyward Brockington Road.
According to law enforcement, a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling in the area of Heyward Brockington Road when he became involved in a collision. The vehicle then crossed over from the eastbound side of the roadway and went off the road before colliding with a tree.
The Jeep driver, who has not been identified to the public, has died as a result of their injuries. The Richland County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene to pronounce the victim deceased.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding this accident are being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
South Carolina is no stranger to vehicle accidents. In 2021, we have already seen more than a thousand people die as a result of fatal car crashes in our state. There are several reasons why fatal collisions continue to take place every day on our roadways.
In South Carolina, the leading factor in fatal collisions that we see is reckless driving. Hundreds of people end up passing away as a result of drivers who are speeding or engaging in other acts of negligence while behind the wheel.
Drunk or drugged driving is another leading factor in fatal crashes across our state. When drivers are impaired, they lack the ability to operate their vehicles responsibly. Impaired drivers may not be able to make sound decisions in time to avoid collisions. Unfortunately, drivers who are impaired may also struggle to maintain a single lane of travel. As a result, they can go off of the side of the roadway and strike other vehicles or crash into trees nearby.
We also see many accidents take place as a result of distractions. When people are texting on the phone or talking to other people inside their vehicles, they may not have their attention on the road ahead. As a result, they can quickly miss seeing other vehicles or objects nearby.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal car crash, a Columbia wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek financial compensation for funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and various other costs and losses that your family faces moving forward.
Without a doubt, it is important to protect your legal rights after losing a loved one as a result of a fatal car crash. Contacting our knowledgeable and seasoned South Carolina car accident attorneys at Monge & Associates can help you get the best outcome possible and ensure that justice is served. Our team can provide your family with a free consultation so we can discuss your case to determine what options are available to help you move forward. Our lawyers are available by calling 888-688-1924 today to get started on your case.
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