A driver lost his life early on Wednesday morning after he led Berkley County deputies and South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers on a chase.
The deputies and troopers were assisting with a driver’s license checkpoint on Highway 52 near Highway 402 in the Moncks Corner area. The Honda Accord approached the checkpoint around 2:30 a.m.
As officers were approaching the car, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and drove off. The chase began immediately and went over the Tail Race Bridge, heading into Moncks Corner.
The vehicle then went down Highway 52 south and slammed close to the county administration building. The driver was pronounced dead on the accident scene, and his passenger was taken into custody.
According to the incident report, the car’s tag was expired; the police also found a gun in the glove compartment.
The Berkeley County coroner will announce the identity of the deceased man soon.
If you were involved in a car accident, once you get your needed medical help (if injured), make sure you call a car accident attorney.
Timing is essential in cases like these. The sooner you get an attorney, the faster they will start working on your case (collecting evidence, helping you file a lawsuit, etc.). Also, your lawyer will give you a rough sketch of what you can expect to get from your claim, although there is no precise formula that will provide you with the final answer.
The speed is crucial for filing a lawsuit. South Carolina statute of limitations is three years, so you might want to respect that deadline if you hope to get your compensation.
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