One Car Strikes Five Others On Parklane Road
Chain reaction collisions can be very destructive. One car strikes another, and then the second car strikes a third car, and so on until the last car does not have any other vehicles in its path and is able to come to a stop without hitting anything. When a chain reaction collision happens on a busy road, it can result in dozens of people sustaining injuries serious enough to require medical treatment. As with any car accident, the speed at which the vehicles are traveling at the time of impact increases the risk of severe injury. Even if all of the affected drivers and passengers are able to make a full recovery from their injuries, the resulting medical bills for all of the injured people combined can easily exceed the at fault driver’s insurance policy limits. If you are struggling financially after getting injured in a multi-vehicle collision, contact a Columbia car accident lawyer.
Six-Car Pileup Results in One Fatality and Seven Injuries
In the early evening of November 30, six vehicles were involved in a collision on Parklane Road at the intersection with Crestbrook Road, near the S.C. Highway 277 interchange. The accident started when a 2003 Mercury traveling west on Parklane struck a 2011 Nissan Rogue traveling east on Parklane. The other vehicles involved were a 2010 Mercedes Benz, a 2013 Nissan Altima, and an unknown vehicle in the eastbound lanes and a 2008 Buick in the westbound lanes. One of the three occupants of the Nissan Rogue died of injuries sustained in the accident. The seven people hospitalized with injuries had been riding in the Rogue, the Benz, the Altima, and the Buick. The driver of the Mercury, who started the chain reaction collision by striking a vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction, did not suffer serious injuries.
The WLTX News 19 website did not disclose the names of the people involved in the accident. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
Who Is Responsible for Multi-Car Accidents?
Multi-vehicle collisions can result from a variety of causes. A common scenario is a rear end collision involving a line of cars stopped at a red light or stop sign. In cases like this, most or all of the fault belongs either to the driver in back who failed to slow down in time or the driver in front who braked for no good reason. The cars in the middle could have done nothing to prevent the collision. In the Parklane Road crash, though, the fault will probably belong to the driver of the Mercury, who crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck several vehicles. Unless you are doing it to avoid another otherwise inevitable collision, crossing the center line on a two-way road is an act of egregious negligence.
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The car accident lawyers at the Stanley Law Group can help you if you were injured in a car that involved more than two cars. Contact The Stanley Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina or call (803)799-4700 for a free initial consultation.