Some might say that car accidents in Jasper are like snowflakes: No two are exactly alike. While the end result of many may seem similar, it is typically the circumstances leading up to accidents that differs. Sometimes they are indeed due to legitimate mistakes or simple errors in judgment, while other times they are the direct result of the negligent or reckless actions of others. When a person’s disregard for the safety of others causes a collision, accident victims may find themselves searching for answers on top of the assistance needed to deal with their accident expenses.
Answers will hopefully be coming soon to those involved in a wild series of events in South Carolina. It all began when a woman wrecked her boyfriend’s stolen car along a local road. She was then picked up by another driver who offered to take her to a local town. Yet during the trip, she yanked on the steering wheel causing another collision. After the driver exited the vehicle to check on others involved in the accident, the woman drove away in the car, which she also wrecked soon thereafter. She left the scene, only to later return with a tow truck driver to find law enforcement officials waiting for her. Yet even after her arrest, she slipped out of her handcuffs and then proceeded to steal the officers’ car, which she also then crashed following a chase with police.
It may come as little surprise to learn that the woman is now facing numerous criminal charges. Yet the fact that a negligent driver is being prosecuted does not preclude accident victims from initiating civil action at the same time. Those wanting to do so in cases such as these may be wise to secure the services of an attorney.
Source: WIS “Sumter woman accused of causing three car wrecks, including one with deputy’s patrol car” Stocker, Warren, Dec. 2017, 2017