The South Carolina Highway Patrol stated Nov. 6 that one person died in a three-vehicle accident in Florence County, South Carolina.
The tractor trailer crash with one fatality occurred at 6:30 PM on US Highway 76 and Cartersville Highway.
A tractor trailer driver from Florida was driving and ran through a stop sign at high speed at the highway intersection. He slammed into a second tractor railer, and then a 2010 Honda smashed into the two trucks from behind.
The Honda driver died at the scene of the tractor trailer crash.
A truck driver with a commercial driver’s license has no higher duty than to drive as safely as possible. According to our CDL manual in Virginia, all truck drivers to drive safely should be looking at least 10 seconds ahead while they are driving. Clearly, if the driver ran a stop sign, he was simply not paying attention to his driving.
It could be that the driver was distracted by something in the cab, or perhaps he even feel asleep. In either case, the driver could have prevented this deadly truck crash if he has been paying attention to his driving.
When an innocent driver loses his life in a truck crash, the surviving family has the option of suing the trucker and his company in civil court. A wrongful death lawsuit may recover millions of dollars in damages, and these funds can be absolutely vital for getting the family back on its feet after its primary breadwinner has been killed.