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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Commentary

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

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Jason is back to work and is now playing Sled Hockey and wheelchair rugby!! Jason is the strongest and most amazing man! He may nly have 1/2 a leg, but that is ALL he is lacking!! Thanks to prayer and GOD and awsome first responders and Baylor doctors. Jason's wife, Sheila
— Sheila
I'm a former employee. I had brought up this exact scenario and suggested a maintenance procedure that would eliminate the possibility of this type injury. Obviously my warning went unheeded.
— Tophat
I was actually a couple cars back from this wreck, one of the first on the scene, and helped administer CPR on the victims. The truck driver was going way too fast, but it was actually his trailer that swung around and hit the suv, the semi-truck ended in the median.
— Leif Burton
I appreciate how you've commentated on this tragedy--informative, with questions, but not hurtful. I live within 30 mins of this crash site, and I am appalled at the entire situation :(. I can't even begin to understand what could have happened to make this come to fruition, but I will be keeping up with it so I can learn what investigations bring to light about how something awful like this could happen. Rest in peace, Thomas, Carolyn and Carolyn...
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