According to the Jasper County Coroner’s Office, a Hardeeville man, 29-year-old Thomas Wallace Jr., died as a result of a collision between a dirt bike and a FedEx delivery truck that occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Sources say the crash occurred as Wallace was riding his dirt bike east toward U.S. 321 and collided with a westbound FedEx delivery truck.
Handling Accidents Involving a Semi Truck, 18-Wheeler or Tractor Trailer in South Carolina
Commercial vehicles are extremely dangerous to other drivers on the road because of their immense size. Accordingly, there are rules and regulations that truckers are subject to that other drivers are not. Additionally, there are more hoops to jump through when a person seeks to get a commercial driver license (CDL) than if a person wants to get a driver license to drive a car, minivan, or pickup truck.
For example, truckers must take extra steps to avoid distracted driving or driving while fatigued. Hence, truckers often have dash cams so their behavior while driving can be reviewed. Similarly, truckers are supposed to keep track of how long they drive and how many breaks they take to avoid fatigued driving.
These rules and regulations are there for a reason. A trucker’s failure to observe the applicable rules and regulations can result in serious injury or death to other drivers on the roads, including our families and friends.
Common Types of Truck Accidents in South Carolina
Although there are many ways a trucking accident may occur in South Carolina, there are some causes that are particularly common, including the following:
- Improper Lane Change
- Rollover Accidents
- Improper maintenance
- Underride Accidents
- Improper Turns
- Trailer Jack-Knifing
- Tire Issues
- Improperly Secured Cargo
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Contact a South Carolina Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a South Carolina trucking accident or if you lost a loved one as a result of a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We offer free legal consultations, and we’re happy to help you however we can. You can call us at (843) 638-6590 to set up a free consultation with a South Carolina truck accident lawyer. Also, you can contact us on our website and set your consultation up by email.
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