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December 26, 2021

Hampton, SC – Passenger Dies in Head-On Collision on US-601

Hampton, SC (December 26, 2021) – A traffic accident in Hampton on Sunday morning, December 26, left one person dead and two others injured. The deadly crash took place on US-601 at around 12:30 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that two people were traveling southbound in a 2019 Kia Optima. The driver crossed the centerline of the highway and collided head-on with a 2003 Honda Accord. A passenger in the Optima suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Both drivers were transported to a local hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the fatal 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 victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Head-On Crashes in South Carolina

Hampton, SC - Passenger Dies in Head-On Collision on US-601

Drivers who swerve into oncoming traffic run the risk of colliding head-on with another vehicle. Head-on collisions are more likely than other types of car accidents to result in fatal injuries. According to statistics, these collisions are among the deadliest on the road, with a fatality rate of over 58%. Despite accounting for less than 2% of all reported traffic accidents, head-on collisions account for more than 10% of all road deaths in the United States each year.

If a loved one was killed in a car accident, you should file a wrongful death claim. A number of complicated rules govern these claims, including who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim in South Carolina is appropriate. When the at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death, a wrongful death lawsuit is an option. A representative of the deceased should file the claim and attempt to prove the defendant’s negligence with the help of a Hampton car accident lawyer.

Hampton Car Crash Lawyers

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is committed to fully compensating family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another. Regardless of the nature of your claim, a wrongful death lawyer will walk you through the entire legal process. After a fatal accident, our Hampton personal injury attorneys want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve while also holding the negligent party accountable.

Call a Hampton wrongful death lawyer at 800-421-0174 if you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

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.