Blacksburg, SC — A two-vehicle crash involving two semi-trucks has left one person killed, and two injured in Blacksburg, SC Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
According to reports, the first rig was traveling along Interstate 85 around 8:10 p.m. For reasons yet to be determined, the first semi lost control, crossed the median, went through cable barriers, and collided with the second rig.
The collision left both vehicles in flames.
The driver in the first truck was killed in the blaze. Two occupants in the second truck were rescued by passersby, and were left with undisclosed injuries in the collision
The investigation into the deadly collision is currently underway.
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It may seem like a trite question, but who isn’t familiar with the duty to maintain their lane? I would venture to guess the average 15-year-old, newly-licensed driver understands this. So, how is it a person, who faced hundreds of hours of training to acquire their license, and makes a living by driving commercial vehicles, failed to recognize this duty?
Well, until we know the outcome of a more thorough investigation, we don’t have a good answer for this. However, that won’t stop the those at fault from coming up with any excuse possible to make them appear guilt-free.
After successfully litigating hundreds of truck accidents, I have witnessed a whole host of outrageous claims made by companies in an effort to avoid liability. Unforeseeable mechanical failure, the ever-ridiculous “mystery car” that cuts off drivers and promptly disappears, and, most egregiously, blaming the victim, are but a few of the more common defenses.
So, if these excuses seem ridiculous, how do they work when presented to a jury? Inaction. While victims and their families are going through a difficult period of mourning and adjustment, the defense will keep busy collecting evidence to bolster their claims.
The only way to counter these claims is evidence, and the only way to collect this evidence is through the assistance of experienced, third-party, accident reconstructionists. At the very least, we provide answers to the many questions weighing heavily on victims and their families.
–Grossman Law Offices