Walterboro, SC (December 13, 2022) – A 19-year-old motorist was hurt after being involved in a crash with a semi-truck in the Walterboro area on Saturday, December 10.
At around 7 a.m. the collision was reported on SC-64 near Interstate 95. The incident reportedly involved a Toyota 4Runner and a semi-truck. The Toyota became trapped underneath the rig.
The 19-year-old driver of the 4Runner was extricated by attending emergency crews and transported to a local hospital in North Charleston. No additional information on the incident has been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in South Carolina
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accidents involving heavy trucks resulted in more than 5,000 fatalities in 2013. The great majority of individuals killed were occupants of other vehicles. Unfortunately, this dangerous tendency will continue to exist as long as the trucking industry continues to put pressure on its drivers to complete deliveries more rapidly without taking other road users’ safety into account.
The cost of medical treatment for injuries sustained in car accidents is well known to be very high. An arm that has been fractured may cost several thousand dollars to repair. For those who sustain injuries in car accidents, the cost of services like medical care and rehabilitation may even be higher. When the financial effects of one injury are combined with the loss of income sustained as a result of having to take time off work to recover, the outcomes can be disastrous.
Anyone who suffers losses as a result of a collision brought on by the carelessness or negligence of another motorist may be eligible for financial compensation by filing a claim for an automobile accident. In this kind of civil lawsuit, the injured party must prove that the at-fault party owed them a duty of care, such as driving legally and safely, that the duty of care was breached by the at-fault party, that the violation led to the accident and its associated costs, and that the violation was the accident’s primary cause.
The lawyers at Monge & Associates can help you get just compensation if you were wounded in an accident that was caused by another party. Our attorneys will battle to get you the money you need if you are harmed in a car accident and need money to recover. We will make every effort to ensure that you receive a fair settlement when you have suffered injuries or were otherwise involved in a car accident.
Call a Walterboro semi-truck accident attorney at 888-688-1924 if you were wounded in a collision caused by a careless driver.
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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