Cherokee County, SC- Speeding can be a risky practice, and yet many motorist have Speeding is far from a harmless practice, in many cases it can lead to a catastrophic accident causing injury and perhaps death Such is the case two South Carolina truck accidents, occurring within moments of each other on Interstate 85, that left one man dead and another suffering serious injuries.
According to reports, the first accident took place at 11 p.m. Tuesday in Cherokee County. Witnesses told police they say a motorcyclist traveling at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic before he slammed into the rear of a flat-bed truck, WYFF NBC reported.
The motorcyclist, identified as 45 year-old Gary Donald Marshall was thrown 50 feet and pronounced dead on the scene.
As crews were in the process of clearing the scene of the first accident, not long after the first fatal accident, another accident involving two large trucks occurred leaving person seriously injured, according to WYFF NBC.
Police said the driver of box truck was driving too fast for road conditions and slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer which was pushed into the rear of another big rig, WYFF reported.
In both of these accidents, the speeding motorists are responsible their own injuries. This isn’t always the case and often times, innocent victims are injured because of the reckless actions of others. When a person is driving a large truck, speeding and other risky driving habits can be more than dangerous, they can deadly.
Faster speeds don’t allow truck drivers the distance they need to stop; they have less time to react and with higher velocities and weight, trucks require longer braking distances. This is something drivers know and should take steps to avoid because if they cause an accident, the results can be catastrophic and often fatal.
Victims of truck accidents often feel overwhelmed and unsure where to turn in the aftermath of a truck accident. You realize your accident will change your life in many ways and know you will soon be faced with costly medical bills. You really want to focus on your recovery, but you can’t help but worry about how you are going to pay your medical bills or what your future entails.
You can let go of those worries when you retain a South Carolina truck accident attorney to work on your injury claim and fight for the generous settlement you deserve. They will makes certain the amount you receive covers your present and future medical expenses, your loss of income, and any other costs related to your accident.
When you hire one of our gifted South Carolina accident attorneys, you can count on them being honest with you about what’s possible. They will fight tenaciously to see you get a settlement that reflects the extent of your injuries, the impact it has had on your life and the pain you have suffered.