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Clemson University Student Dies After Single Vehicle Car Accident


If you are procrastinating your work to such an extent that you read the entire archive of a car insurance company’s blog, you will find plenty of discussion about which angle of collision is the worst, and you will find out that whether it is a frontal collision, a T-bone crash, a sideswipe, or a rear-end collision, the risk of severe injury is worse for the occupants of the struck vehicle than for the occupants of the striking vehicle.  What this discussion misses is that getting into a single vehicle collision is as risky as being in the struck vehicle in almost every scenario.  Single vehicle collisions, where a car strikes a stationary object, are more likely to result in the vehicle overturning, and they are more likely to involve inexperienced drivers, high speeds, alcohol, or drugs.  If you have suffered serious injuries in a single vehicle car accident, regardless of whether you were the driver or a passenger, contact a Columbia car accident lawyer.

Driver Was Ejected After Car Struck Fence

Caroline Deer graduated from Wando High School in 2021 and enrolled in Clemson University, where she was studying genetics.  She also worked as a pharmacy technician while attending Clemson.  On April 13 at about 10:00, Deer was driving back to campus, and another Clemson student was a passenger in Deer’s car.

The incident is still under investigation, so it is unclear how the problem began.  According to the Post and Courier website, Deer most likely overcorrected when she was driving on Old Stone Church Road near the LaMaster Dairy Center, when her car collided with a fence.  The car overturned as a result of the collision.  First responders arrived quickly and administered first aid, and then Deer was transported by air ambulance to the nearest hospital.  She died the next day as a result of her injuries.  She was 20 years old.  The passenger, whose identity the Post and Courier website did not reveal, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Justice for People Harmed by Single Vehicle Accidents

Legal remedies are available for people injured in single vehicle accidents and for the families of people killed in single vehicle accidents.  They have the right to seek damages from the party responsible for the accident.  For example, if the cause of the accident was a manufacturer’s defect in the vehicle, then the victims or their families can seek compensation from the car manufacturer, under product liability laws.  If the accident was the result of a drunk driver, and the driver consumed alcohol at a bar before driving, the victims can file a dram shop liability claim against the establishment that served alcohol.

Let Us Help You Today

The car accident lawyers at the Stanley Law Group can help you if you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident where the car you were riding in was the only one involved.  Contact The Stanley Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina or call (803)799-4700 for a free initial consultation.



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