On December 27, 2022, at 11:46 a.m., a crash occurred on SC 18 at Matthew Drive. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, 1 person was killed, and another was charged after the accident.
Troopers said A 2021 Ford utility truck was at the stop sign facing south, attempting to turn left when a 2000 GMC SUV traveling west on SC 18 crashed into it.
The driver of the GMC SUV was taken to the hospital, where they died on Saturday, December 31st. The victim has been identified by the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office as Scottie Bernard Washington, 50, of Gaffney.
The driver of the Ford utility truck was charged with failure to yield to the right of way.
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A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends, who are dealing with the aftermath of this tragic incident.
According to South Carolina law, when an accident victim dies from their injuries, their personal representative can file for wrongful death damages on behalf of surviving family members. These damages may cover various losses the family suffered, including medical expenses, burial and funeral costs, lost wages, loss of future benefits, mental anguish, pain and suffering experienced by surviving family members, and more.
At the Hammack Law Firm, we offer a free consultation to help you understand your legal rights, and if you choose to allow us to represent you, we will work hard to get you the compensation you are owed. If you have been injured in an accident or have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, give us a call today at (864) 740-8653—we’re here to serve you!