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Early morning car accident kills driver

A single car accident occurred early Thursday morning in Horry County, South Carolina, killing the driver.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the car accident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on SC 9. No other cars were involved in the accident, due to the time of the accident.

The victim, 44, was driving his Buick southbound on SC 9 and drove off the right side of the road and struck a concrete support beam of the bridge. Investigators are trying to figure out what happened to the driver; did he fall asleep or have some sort of medical emergency?

The driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, but died at the scene from blunt force injuries he received from crashing into the concrete support beam. Investigators ordered an autopsy of the victim to try and determine the cause of the accident.

Fatal car accidents are a daily occurrence on our roads across the United States and can leave a victim's families devastated. While in this instance, there were no other vehicles involved in the accident, that's not always the case. If you've been injured in a car accident because of the negligence of another driver, you should seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. They understand the emotional, financial and physical strains that you could be going through and will work with you to determine your options. It can be overwhelming dealing with the insurance company and figuring out what is in your best interest. At the time, you are focusing on getting what you need now and may not be thinking about the long-term picture of your recovery and the costs that could be associated with it.

Source: WMBF News, "SC Highway Patrol Investigates deadly overnight crash," May 10, 2012

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