Another person has died in an automobile related accident near Myrtle Beach. This makes for one of the deadliest weeks in Myrtle Beach history. In the past week more than 4 people have lost their lives due to automobile accidents. This latest death was on Wednesday afternoon on Highway 22. Our personal injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach was coming back from Columbia, SC and past the accident within an hour of it occurring. It was a horrible accident and the pickup truck was still on scene. Traffic was being rerouted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol at the exit prior to the accident. The front end of the pickup truck was completely crushed and it appears from initial reports that the dump truck was experiencing problems. The location of the accident was a clear stretch of road and there were no on or off ramps near the scene. There should be a thorough investigation into the dump truck to determine what speed limit it was traveling at and whether there were emergency lights working on the truck at the time of the accident.
The dump truck involved in the accident should be considered a commercial vehicle and there should be some record of the maintenance and the driver’s record. The MAIT team will do a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident. Once this report is completed the family of the deceased driver should review it and make a decision about getting a lawyer in Myrtle Beach to represent the estate in this matter.
Our wrongful death attorneys in Myrtle Beach have represented families in this exact same situation and have extensive experience in wrongful death cases. Call today to schedule your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.