• January 23, 2017

Edward “E.J.” Mascaro Killed, Two Hurt in Truck Accident in North Charleston, SC

North Charleston, SC -- A collision between a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle took the life of 34-year-old Edward "E.J," Mascaro, and left two hurt Thursday, January 19, 2017.

The incident took place on the Palmetto Commerce Parkway late Thursday night.

The details of the incident are sparse, but the report claims the passenger vehicle was partially crushed by the semi-truck. Responding emergency crews pulled the pinned vehicle from beneath the truck, freeing the three occupants. Emergency crews began life saving procedures on the victims, however, Mr. Mascaro was killed at the scene of the incident. Mr. Mascaro's two fellow occupants sustained undisclosed injuries in the collision.

Authorities are currently investigating the details of the incident.

The report provided no further information at the time of the report.

map of the area

Commentary

Considering the details provided by the report, you might come to believe the driver of the passenger vehicle was at fault. But, as is usually the case in accident reports, there are more than likely plenty of important facts left out. The incident took place late at night, according to the report, so it's probably safe to say it was dark out. If you take one look at the area on a 3D map, you can see that there doesn't appear to be much lighting on the parkway. It's not too difficult to imagine an accident taking place if the truck were lacking reflectors or working lights on the trailer. What are the chances the truck driver failed to check for oncoming traffic prior to making the left turn? I have seen plenty of other accidents where these types of details became very clear after thorough, subjective investigations. The reality is there is no real way of knowing exactly what occurred until the accident is placed under the microscope of investigation. Until then, it's best for all involved to reserve judgment as to who was responsible.

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