A South Carolina resident, son, schoolmate, and friend lost his life when he was leaving his father’s gravesite.The son was apparently speeding after the visit in his 1998 Mercedes convertible, when he lost control and drove off the right side of the road. His convertible incidentally hit a drain pipe, flipping the car over on the 15-year-old driver.
It was reported that the teen died on impact around 8:00 p.m. two Fridays ago. The victim was the only person in the vehicle at the time of collision. A friend was however, driving behind him. Speed has subsequently been listed as a contributing factor according to the coroner’s report.
In the State of South Carolina, teenagers are allowed to get their driver’s licenses after obtaining a learners permit on their 15th birthday, in conjunction with completing a driver’s education course. After three months, the teens are then given their restricted licenses, that allow them to drive alone during certain hours. However, these hours maybe extended if the teen has school or work that they can justify going to after the time in question.
If you or your child has been involved in a serious car accident, please contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP to evaluate your claim. It is often times difficult to ascertain who exactly is at fault, and with the proper car accident attorney by your side, we can help you do just that, and recover the damages you deserve.