Gaston, SC – One Killed, One Injured in Two-Car Crash at US-321 & Old Wire Rd
Gaston, SC (February 9, 2022) – A two-vehicle accident in the Gaston area left one person dead and another injured on Tuesday evening, February 8. The fatal crash was reported at the intersection of US-321 and Old Wire Road at around 10:25 p.m.
It was reported that a 1998 Honda Civic was headed southbound on the highway when the driver attempted to turn into a private drive. It collided with a northbound 2006 Honda Accord. The impact caused both vehicles to leave the road and the Civic to catch fire.
The driver of the Civic suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Accord was taken to Prisma Health Richland for treatment. No additional information has been provided at this time.
An ongoing crash investigation 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 their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Auto Accidents in South Carolina
One of the most dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis is driving a car. South Carolina had the country’s highest per capita rate of fatal collisions in 2018. With 1,037 fatalities, automobiles, trucks, and SUVs accounted for roughly 65% of all traffic fatalities in the state that year. According to data, other motorists are responsible for roughly 82% of all fatal crashes in South Carolina.
The pain of losing a loved one, especially when the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, can be unbearable, and those close to the victim are almost always affected. Families often suffer significant financial losses as a result of wrongful death cases, both now and in the future, necessitating the assistance of a Gaston car accident lawyer. Unfortunately, many families are unaware that they may be entitled to compensation if a family member dies. Medical bills, burial costs, and lost future earnings are just a few of the losses incurred by the deceased. Families who have lost a loved one often don’t know where to turn for help in obtaining the compensation they are entitled to.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Gaston
After a loved one has died, an experienced Gaston personal injury lawyer can explain your rights and guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain the compensation you deserve. Monge & Associates is dedicated to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you receive justice for your deceased loved one while holding the responsible party accountable, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible settlement for your claim.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, call a Gaston wrongful death lawyer today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a compassionate attorney about your case.
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.
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