A Greer SC moped car accident left one man dead. According to news reports, a car accident involving a moped and a car that occurred in Greer, S.C. left the driver of the moped dead. According to news reports, the driver of the automobile crossed a center line and hit the moped driver throwing the moped driver from the moped. This moped vs. car accident occurred on Highway 101. The moped vs car accident occurred on June 9th, 2015, and the driver of the moped died from blunt force trauma. The man died at the scene of the accident.
Mopeds are entitled to respect and recognition from other drivers on the road, including drivers of other cars and trucks. In fact, a driver of a car has a duty to pay attention and to keep a proper lookout at all times. Furthermore, the driver of a motor vehicle has a duty to keep the vehicle within the proper lane of travel at all times. A driver that allows his vehicle to cross a center line violates the rules of the road.
South Carolina law allows the personal representative of a deceased’s estate to bring a Wrongful Death action as well as a Survival action. The wrongful death action is a civil cause of action brought on behalf of the survivors of the deceased. The law allows for recovery of monetary compensation to the survivors for the loss of the deceased companionship, loss of comfort, loss of society, and loss of guidance and loss of support had the deceased lived. A Survival action under South Carolina law allows for the personal representative of the deceased’s estate to bring an action for the conscious pain and suffering the deceased endured in the time period after the injury was sustained but before the deceased died, however slight or small that period of time may have been.
Any time a person loses his or her life in an automobile accident, it is a tragedy. A community’s heart should break every time a person is killed in an automobile accident. Car wrecks are preventable. Car wrecks should not occur. Moped drivers are entitled to the respect, recognition, and accommodation that all vehicles are allowed under the law and under the rules of the road. Car accidents are easily preventable and are usually caused by lack of attention or distracted driving. Car accidents are usually caused by negligence. Negligence, simply put, is another word for carelessness.
This Greer SC moped car accident is a tragedy. The family of the deceased must now move forward without their loved one. The pain is unimaginable. And it is a heavy cross to bear.