Fountain Inn, SC — May 15, 2018, David Gray sustained fatal injuries as the result of an accident where a dump truck rear-ended his car.
Authorities with the South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the accident happened at around noon along the southbound lanes of I-385.
Investigators say 54-year-old Gray was driving a BMW when traffic began to slow. As he did so, a dump truck reportedly failed to slow down, slamming into the back of the BMW. This pushed the BMW into the back of another truck.
As a result of the collision, Gray succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. It appears no one else was injured.
Police say the driver of the dump truck is charged with driving too fast for conditions. Additional details remain unclear at this time.
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Typically, it takes educated guessing and contextual clues to speculate about what might’ve gone wrong to cause a truck driver to crash into the back of traffic. With this incident, police seem confident enough that speeding was the proximate cause. While that may seem like an open-and-shut case to some, getting justice after any truck accident is no easy feat.
Even when the facts are stacked against them, trucking companies do whatever they can to minimize liability. Rear-end accidents do not automatically make someone at-fault, and trucking companies often find ways to exploit that uncertainty. Without clear evidence from a thorough, professional investigation, victims and families often find it challenging to overcome this obstacle.
When a family loses a loved one in a truck wreck, they deserve every effort to get clear answers about what went wrong. There’s no guarantee a trucking company accepts responsibility for an accident, but with clear evidence and experienced allies, justice is well within reach.
–Grossman Law Offices