South Carolina residents who have been injured as a result of a car accident may be aware of a tragedy being investigated in Greenville County. A three-vehicle collision involving a stolen car resulted in the death of one teenager and the hospitalization of three other people. The teenager died at the scene of the crash, which occurred in front of a Target shopping plaza. The coroner stated that the deceased was wearing a seat belt. An autopsy revealed that he died as a result of blunt force trauma to his head, neck and chest.
The deceased was a high school student and youth football coach who worked with a children’s team. He was driving a 2016 Toyota Corolla with two passengers in his car when a stolen 2016 Honda Accord struck his vehicle from behind at a red light. Witnesses stated the driver of the Accord was speeding when the car hit the Corolla. The Corolla rolled onto its side after the impact and the Accord drove into the median of the road, striking a 1998 Honda.
Along with the driver of the stolen Accord, both of the Corolla’s passengers were taken to a local hospital. They were the sister and cousin of the deceased and were on their way home when their vehicle was struck. The deceased’s sister suffered severe orthopedic injuries as a result of the car accident.
In the event of a car accident resulting in a personal injury, the injured party may be able to seek compensation. An attorney with experience in car accidents may be able to prove that another driver was at fault for the accident, leading to potential compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. In the event of an injury that requires physical therapy, compensation may also include transportation to and from appointments.