Laurens, SC – Update: Samuel Yanez Dies in Head-On Crash on I-385
Laurens, SC (December 20, 2021) – Authorities have identified the man killed following a head-on collision in the Laurens area on Sunday morning, December 19. The deadly crash was reported on Interstate 385 SB near the Fountain Inn at around 6 a.m.
Local reports revealed that the deceased party was 21-year-old Samuel Yanez of Waynesville, North Carolina. Yanez was reportedly traveling in the wrong direction on the highway in a Toyota Corolla. The driver crashed head-on with a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The impact caused the truck to catch fire, and its driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Yanez sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
An ongoing accident investigation is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Samuel Yanez at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Collisions in South Carolina
Head-on collisions are more likely to result in fatal injuries than other types of car accidents. With a fatality rate of over 58%, statistics show that these are among the deadliest on the road. Head-on collisions are responsible for more than 10% of all road deaths in the United States each year, despite accounting for less than 2% of all reported traffic accidents.
Even the most cautious drivers face the possibility of being involved in a serious collision. It is critical for those injured in a car accident to pursue the compensation they deserve after being wrongfully injured by a reckless driver. For the vast majority of South Carolinians, driving is their primary mode of transportation. The risk of colliding with another vehicle is unavoidable when driving a car. In any case, most drivers have no idea what to do in the event of a collision, and many accident victims have no idea how to file a personal injury claim without the help of a Laurens personal injury attorney.
Laurens Personal Injury Lawyers
A qualified car accident lawyer can assist injured parties in filing a personal injury claim after a collision. Monge & Associates is dedicated to helping car accident victims obtain compensation for their medical bills and other losses. We will ensure that your legal rights are protected in the event of a collision. The first step in defending your rights is to hire a qualified attorney to assist you in building a strong case and recovering just compensation.
Call 800-421-0174 today to learn more about how a Laurens car accident lawyer can help you.
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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