Travelers Rest, SC – Donna Guffin Wiggins Dies in Two-Car Crash on US-276
Travelers Rest, SC (September 27, 2022) – A local woman was killed following a two-vehicle collision in Travelers Rest on Sunday, September 25. The fatal accident took place on US-276 near Circle Drive at around 3:45 p.m.
The victim was driving an Oldsmobile Alero when she attempted to make a left turn onto the highway. She was struck by an oncoming Ford Explorer. The driver of the Oldsmobile was transported to Prisma Greenville Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The deceased victim was later identified as 60-year-old Donna Guffin Wiggins of Travelers Rest. No other injuries were reported.
An investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Donna Guffin Wiggins at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Crashes in South Carolina
In South Carolina, there were 3.9 million licensed drivers as of 2019, and there were 218,605 accidents involving drivers in the same year. When you take into account that not all drivers involved in collisions in South Carolina have legitimate licenses, it comes out to around 5.6 percent of all drivers in the state, or about one in every 20 drivers.
Any family that loses a relative or close friend may feel stress. Knowing that a loved one died as a consequence of someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or malice makes the agony of losing them even harder. The anguish is greatly exacerbated when a string of unfortunate incidents and the death of a loved one were brought on by the behavior of a third party.
If someone passes away as a result of the negligence, misconduct, or fault of another person, a wrongful death claim may be made in South Carolina. The wrongful death action for the victim may go forward as if she or he were still alive. Usually, a bigger lawsuit alleging that the defendant was irresponsible in causing the party’s injuries is filed alongside the wrongful death portion of the case.
At Monge & Associates, helping families who have lost a loved one as a consequence of someone else’s carelessness has always been our top focus. Our attorneys assist the surviving family members in bringing a claim against the parties at fault following a horrible event in order to obtain just compensation. You shouldn’t be held responsible for a family member’s death brought on by someone else’s carelessness.
Call 888-688-1924 to arrange a meeting with a Travelers Rest wrongful death lawyer.
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