Approximately 60 miles north of Greenville, a Blue Ridge Parkway maintenance worker died in a fatal accident on May 7. The 63-year-old South Carolina man was on a riding lawn mower at the Haw Creek Overlook when the fatal accident occurred. The Parkway chief ranger stated that the man was maneuvering around a trash can close to the edge of the cliff when he went over the side. Apparently, one of the rear tires of the mower hit a depression in the ground and a weight shift caused him to fall down the boulder-ridden ridge approximately 300 feet.
For obvious reasons, hit-and-run auto accidents aren't always the easiest to solve. Unless a witness saw the vehicle flee the scene, it can be difficult to find the person who may have caused an accident. Fortunately, for the family of a 50-year-old in Greenville, the driver who caused the death of their loved one was later arrested.
Many South Carolina spouses and immediate family members turn to the court when a loved one has been killed due to the inappropriate driving actions of another on the road. With car accidents happening every day, it is not uncommon to be in one at some point in your life--if not more than one. Unfortunately, no one typically sees a car accident coming and no one expects to lose someone as a result, which was tragically the case in the possible wrongful death of a woman in Anderson.
Drunk driving accidents occur virtually every day. It is a true but unfortunate fact. When one is injured in a car accident in which the at-fault party was driving while intoxicated, the injured victim can generally file a personal injury suit, if they wish, to pursue monetary compensation for damages. Alternatively, if the victim was killed, the family can pursue a lawsuit called a wrongful death claim, which can be filed when a death occurs as a result of the negligence of another. In the wake of yet another drunk driving accident, South Carolina families may find this information useful.
Nothing is quite as tragic as a young life cut short. In many cases, the loss of young life results in more questions than answers, and this may have been the case for one local family after a recent car accident.