A man was killed and two were injured during an accident near Camden on Thursday morning. According to the Authorities, the accident occurred on Parks Road around 7:15 a.m.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said that not only was the 69-year-old driver killed in the accident, but two others were seriously injured in the accident as well. Moreover, the other defendant driver was transported via ambulance to the hospital, but is not suffering any serious life-threatening injuries.
The saddest report of the occasion is that one of the victim’s was a 10 year-old boy who had to be transported via helicopter to the closest hospital to attend his injuries. It has been statistically reported that one of the number one causes of injuries to children is due to car accidents.
A child sitting in the passenger side seat is often times going to take the brunt of the accident of the automobile is T-boned from the right-side. A child, such as the 10 year-old in this case, is just on the cusp of being old enough to sit in the front passenger seat, which caused much of his injury.
To minimize or prevent harm if involved in a vehicle accident, it is critical that they be placed in approved child safety seats and that older children be seat belted, ideally in the center of the back seat. As children grow, the child safety seats change with them, usually based on weight. Follow the guidelines and make sure your child has the proper seat so that they are protected.
If you have been involved in a similar situation, where there has been a possible wrongful death accident and serious personal injury to a child or adult, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 for more information on your options of relief.