Tractor Trailer Accidents on the Rise in South Carolina

By RPLLC • January 25th, 2012

A 4-year-old died 10 days after the car she was riding in was hit by a tractor trailer.

According to the Highway Patrol, the little girl died Monday from injuries sustained in the January 13 accident.

She and another child were airlifted to the hospital after an accident at Washington Davis Rd. and Bill Davis Rd. around 6:15 a.m. that morning.

Troopers said an 18-wheeler truck struck a Honda Accord at Davis Crossroads. Inside the car was an adult and 3 children. Everyone who was in the car was transported to hospital. All but the deceased 4-year-old were released.

The driver of the truck was charged with failure to yield the right of way. He was not injured.

“Tractor trailer accidents seem to be on the rise”, said Robert Rikard.  ”All too often death and serious injury are the result of this kind of truck crash.”

Rikard recently gave a presentation to South Carolina lawyers on trucking accidents and how to prove liability and damages in truck accident cases. If you have a potential case involving a tractor trailer please feel free to call Rikard at 803-978-6111.



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