Nichols, SC – One Killed, Two Hurt in Major Car Wreck on Hwy 19 at SC 917

Nichols, SC - One Killed, Two Hurt in Major Car Wreck on Hwy 19 at SC 917

Nichols, SC (December 25, 2022) – One person was killed, and two others were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred in Nichols early on Wednesday evening.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews were reportedly summoned to the site of the accident, which took place at Highway 19 and State Route 917, at around 5:40 p.m.

Two vehicles, a 2015 Chevrolet SUV and a 2007 Honda sedan crashed on South Carolina Highway 917 after the driver of the Honda reportedly tried to make a right turn onto Highway 19, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol LCpl. Nick Pye.

The driver of the SUV and one passenger were not hurt, but a second passenger was taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, a third passenger in the SUV passed away at the scene.

The sedan driver was also transferred to the hospital, though their current condition is unknown.

SCHP is still investigating the wreck at this time, and officials say that the Horry County Police Department is assisting.

We want to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Vehicle Accidents in South Carolina

Even while truck accidents happen less frequently than vehicle accidents, they are typically more dangerous. According to basic physics, they will inevitably cause more severe injuries than typical motor vehicle accidents. An accident between two ordinary cars, as opposed to one involving an 80,000-pound truck and a 3,000-pound vehicle, will nearly always do greater damage.

Nichols, SC - One Killed, Two Hurt in Major Car Wreck on Hwy 19 at SC 917

When it is obvious that the passing of a loved one could have been avoided, it adds an additional layer of anguish to the grief of the family. You are experiencing both sadness and fury at the same time. Your family may be enduring an additional financial strain due to the costs related to your loved one’s death and the fact that they are no longer bringing in an income.

Losing a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence can be incredibly distressing in many ways. Surviving family members commonly deal with the psychological and financial effects of such a tragedy. Those who have experienced such a loss may file a wrongful death claim in order to get monetary compensation.

The lawyers at Monge & Associates will protect your fundamental rights following a fatal auto accident to make sure that you and your family are given justice. We will pursue your wrongful death claim and make sure that those at fault are held liable. In this terrible moment, we want to be there for you. Even in wrongful death cases that are notoriously challenging to win, the needs of our clients come first.

If a loved one passed away unexpectedly as a consequence of someone else’s negligence, contact a Nichols vehicle accident lawyer as soon as you can at 888-688-1924.

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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