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Man killed after semi truck rear-ends stopped traffic

Traveling along South Carolina highways presents challenges for motorists due to the heavy congestion and endless roadway projects. When the increased numbers of commercial trucks hauling double loads are factored in, the dangers to travelers are multiplied. This was sadly illustrated in a recent semi truck crash that took the life of at least one man. 

South Carolina State troopers responded to the scene of a deadly crash along Interstate 85 near Pelham Road and Highway 14. According to the preliminary report, traffic along the southbound lanes came to an unexpected standstill. A semi driver hauling two trailers may have been unaware of the slowdown in traffic and collided with the rears of two vehicles that had come to a stop.

One of the drivers of the passenger vehicles was killed in the collision. The second driver, as well as the trucker, were transported by emergency responders to nearby medical centers. Their current conditions and future prognosis were not released by officials. It is unclear why the trucker was unable to avoid crashing into the stopped vehicles. Traffic was delayed along the southbound lanes for several hours while crews investigated and cleared the crash scene.

These types of tragic accidents are often caused by inattentive or impaired drivers. It is unknown whether the driver of the semi truck will face any charges in connection with this fatal accident. Those who are injured or lose loved ones to these types of horrific South Carolina accidents often sustain enormous financial damages in addition to their physical and emotional wounds. Those who are impacted by these tragedies may have legal grounds for pursuing recovery of their documented losses. An experienced personal injury attorney can assess a case and provide assistance in guiding a successful case through the civil courts in order to obtain just compensation.

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