We are sad to report that one person has passed away, and another has been charged after a collision following a traffic stop on North Pleasantburg drive in Greenville, SC.
At 12:15 on Wednesday, deputies received a call concerning a state trooper involved in a crash facing south on North Pleasantburg Drive and North Garden Circle. The officer involved in the collision was conducting an investigation on a vehicle after initiating a traffic stop when he was struck by a driver heading north on North Pleasantburg Drive.
According to the sheriff’s office, the driver under investigation was standing outside of the police car passenger door when the collision occurred. The force from the crash knocked the victim into a lane of traffic, where he was then struck by a vehicle unrelated to the traffic stop. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the officer, who was temporarily trapped in his police car, was extracted and taken to the hospital, where he is expected to recover.
The suspect, 41-year-old Allan Lindsey Zack, fled the crime scene on foot and was caught by South Carolina Highway patrol a short time later. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and is now being held in the Greenville County detention center. He has been charged with: Felony DUI resulting in death, felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident with death, leaving the scene of an accident with great bodily injury, and failure to maintain a lane.
The collision is still under investigation.
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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 and avoidable incident.
When a car accident victim dies from their injuries in South Carolina, S.C.Ann. § 15-51-10 allows their personal representative to file for wrongful death damages on behalf of surviving family members. These damages may include a variety of economic and non-economic losses experienced by the family because of their loved one’s death.
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