Anderson, SC (August 7, 2023) – A truck accident reported in the Anderson area on Sunday morning claimed the lives of two people, according to area officials.
At around 2:00 a.m. on August 6, the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to an automobile accident on Interstate 85.
Crash reports indicate that a tractor-trailer was en-route to Greenville when it struck the rear of a second tractor-trailer near mile marker 22 after experiencing a mechanical issue. A 47-year-old driver and her passenger, a 51-year-old male, were both ejected from one of the involved vehicles.
Both victims suffered fatal injuries after being ejected and were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.
No other injuries have been reported as a result of this accident.
Investigations into the accident are underway.
We offer our sympathies to the families of the man and the woman who died due to this truck accident.
Each year, thousands of people die due to truck accidents that occur in the United States. There are many factors that contribute to these accidents occurring. The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents occur as a result of mechanical failures or problems.
One of the most common types of mechanical failures that lead to fatal truck accidents is break failures. Brakes are critical components in ensuring a vehicle’s safe operation, particularly considering a loaded commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Faulty or poorly maintained brakes can lead to devastating consequences if they fail during deceleration or emergency situations.
Another significant mechanical problem lies within tire malfunctions, which also pose substantial hazards on our highways. Insufficient tread depth or improper inflation levels significantly impact a truck’s ability to maintain proper traction and control, increasing the likelihood of skidding or losing control altogether in adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, or ice. In addition, worn-out suspension systems may severely compromise the stability of a truck as it travels over uneven surfaces or even when navigating tight turns at high speeds. This can make it incredibly difficult for drivers to maintain complete control over their vehicles.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal truck accident, you must reach out to a skilled and knowledgeable truck accident lawyer right away. There may be legal options available that your family has forgetting justice and receiving compensation for some your losses and damages.
At Burg Simpson, we will do whatever it takes to reach the best possible outcome for our clients in truck accident cases. We strive to provide compassionate support and unwavering legal guidance as you go through a difficult time. Our team of experienced attorneys have your back throughout this process, helping you move forward with the right representation and resources to seek justice on behalf of yourself or your family who has suffered from an unexpected loss. Whether it is fighting for fairer compensation in settlements or taking your case to trial, we are here for you every step of the way. Contact us today at 888-895-2080 and get started with a free consultation with one of our skilled legal advocates.
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