Two cars were involved in a fatal crash that claimed the life of one teenager on Friday night in Lexington, South Carolina. The victim was identified by the Lexington county coroner as 17-year-old Taylor Renee Kizer of Lexington, SC.
The collision occurred at 7:18 pm on Augusta highway in Lexington. Kizer was driving north on Augusta highway, when she apparently ran off the right side of the highway. She then over corrected causing her to come back onto the highway and strike another vehicle. After the collision she was flipped over and ejected out of the car.
The driver of the other vehicle was unharmed in the crash. Kizer was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died from her injuries. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation of the accident.
“My hope in cases like this that it will spark a conversation between parents and young drivers about safety. Talk to you children, help them know what to do if they run off the road to avoid over correcting like this young person did. Sadly, it cost her young, vibrant life, says Attorney Joe Sandefur of South Carolina’s top personal injury firm at joeandmartin.com.
South Carolina ranks poorly when measured by fatal car accidents. This state sees more than its fair share of deaths on the road. Many are due to substance abuse, but some are just accidents that couldn’t have been avoided. South Carolina failed in the category of its drivers failing to obey traffic signals and wearing seatbelts. The number one thing you can do for safety in your car is to always wear your seat belt. Statistics prove over and over that wearing it during a crash improves your chances of survival tremendously.
There are times when accidents are simply unavoidable. If you have been involved in a car accident through no fault of your own that left you with injuries and mounting medical bills, the first step is securing a good personal injury attorney so that you receive compensation for your medical bills and suffering. Often times people are left to deal with physical wounds that need to heal and mounting money issues also need attention. Contact a personal injury attorney so they can evaluate your case and direct you towards the right solution. They will likely schedule a consultation so they can review in detail your best options. If the attorney determines that a lawsuit is the best option, then they will begin to file the necessary paper work and navigate the confusing legal process for you. Your attorney will stay by your side the entire time and likely be able to settle your case during the negotiation phase of the lawsuit. Personal injury attorneys will agree that most cases are settled during this time.
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