March 31, 2011 – Charleston, SC – According to a report from the Herald Online, two drivers died after a fatal head-on collision in Charleston.
The fatal crash occurred in the morning on Friday Mar. 25 in Berkeley County. According to authorities, Ralph Daniels, 48, of Summerville was driving west in his truck on U.S. Highway 176 when he crossed the center line.
Daniels struck a pickup truck head-on. The second vehicle was operated by David Rudd, 38, of Givhans. Neither of the drivers was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and both were said to have suffered massive body trauma.
Daniels was pronounced dead at the scene of the head-on collision. Rudd was taken to Medical University Hospital, where he later died. There were no other people involved in the fatal crash that caused the road to be closed for almost 3 hours.
If your loved one was killed in a fatal accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
A Charleston wrongful death attorney can evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid claim. Additionally, a Charleston wrongful death attorney can help collect the evidence that will be necessary in order to prove your wrongful death claim.
As a service to the residents of Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, West Ashley, Hanahan, McClellanville, Georgetown, and South Carolina in general, Shelly Leeke Law Firm, LLC will frequently publish news stories about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in South Carolina and can result in serious injuries and/or fatalities.
Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
— single-car accidents such as SUV rollovers;
— accidents due to hazardous road conditions; and
— accidents caused by distracted, aggressive, and/or drunk drivers.
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