Driver Killed After Being Struck by City Trash Truck in Greenville, SC

Author: Auger Law | January 27th, 2021

A tragic accident left one person in Greenville, SC dead on Friday, January 8.

Authorities say the crash happened around 4:50 PM, on Mauldin Road in Greenville. Trooper Joe Hovis of the South Carolina Highway Patrol says a trash truck was moving south on Mauldin Road and started to turn onto Fairforest Way. It struck a sedan traveling north on Mauldin Road as it was attempting the turn. Sadly, the sedan’s driver died at the scene.

The trash truck driver was unhurt.

Unfortunately, crashes with large trucks can be very serious, especially for any party in a smaller passenger vehicle. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration notes that these types of accidents frequently happen in both rural areas (57%) and on interstates (26%). The majority of fatal crashes with large trucks involve two vehicles—about 62%, or nearly two-thirds. Most commonly these crashes involve tractor-trailers, but can also happen with other large commercial trucks, such as garbage collection vehicles.

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary losses. 

Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.


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