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December 31, 2021

Myrtle Beach, SC – Passenger Dies in Two-Car Crash at US-17 & Azalea Lakes Blvd

Myrtle Beach, SC (December 31, 2021) – One person was killed and three others injured after a vehicle collision in Myrtle Beach on Friday morning, December 31. The deadly crash took place at the intersection of US-17 and Azalea Lakes Boulevard at around 9:30 a.m. 

The driver of a Ford Taurus reportedly failed to yield at the intersection and was hit by a Hyundai sedan traveling southbound. A passenger in the Ford sustained fatal injuries in the accident. The driver of the Ford and two occupants in the Hyundai were taken to a local hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. 

The area near the crash site was closed for several hours. The identities of the involved parties have not been revealed at this time. 

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 victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Intersection Crashes in South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, SC - Passenger Dies in Two-Car Crash at US-17 & Azalea Lakes Blvd

According to the most recent data, traffic intersections have become significantly more dangerous in recent years.  Even traffic signals can only go so far in preventing a fatal accident. According to national statistics, red-light runners cause hundreds of deaths each year across the country. Crashes at roadway crossings can be extremely dangerous and account for more than half of all serious injuries and one-fourth of fatalities on the road.

You should file a wrongful death claim if a loved one was killed in a car accident. These claims are governed by a number of complicated rules, including who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim in South Carolina is appropriate. A wrongful death lawsuit is an option when the at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death. With the help of a Myrtle Beach car accident lawyer, a representative of the deceased should file a claim and attempt to prove the defendant’s negligence.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Myrtle Beach

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers are dedicated to fully compensating families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. A wrongful death lawyer will guide you through the entire legal process, regardless of the nature of your claim. Our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve after a fatal accident while also holding the negligent party accountable.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call a Myrtle Beach wrongful death lawyer 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.