Three Winthrop University roommates were involved in a serious car accident this past Sunday that resulted in one fatality, and two serious injuries.

The fatality struck a 21-year- old Winthrop senior, who was majoring in special education. Moreover, she was the treasurer of Winthrop’s Quidditch team, and an intern at Chester High School, beginning her teaching career.

Two other female seniors, both majoring in education branches, were seriously injured in the car accident as well, and immediately taken to Palmetto Health Richland. One victim has already been released from the hospital, while the other is still in the Urgent Care unit, however expected to recover.

According to witnesses, the roommates were on their way back to campus, when the collision occurred around 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, right outside of Kershaw County.

All passengers had their seatbelts on while riding in the 2005 Suzuki. Their vehicle was struck from behind by a 2006 Mercedes SUV, driven by a 18-year-old who also suffered injuries. The impact of the Mercedes SUV striking the Suzuki caused the roommates car to turn over into the median and hit a cable barrier, causing the injury.

If you, or someone you know has been injured in any sort of car accident, please contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower. We are standing by ready to hear you side of the story. Please contact us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free, and let us help you get the justice that you and your loved ones deserve. Meet with us for an initial consultation free of charge.