A Campobello, SC resident is dead following a tragic car crash on Sunday, August 30.
Authorities say Othel Wayne Pruitt, 73, was driving a 2016 Ford Focus around 8:15 am on Highway 11 near Burnt Chimney Road, about 4 miles north of the Campobello Community. A 2012 Kia Seoul going the opposite direction crossed the center line for unknown reasons, striking the Ford head-on.
The crash was severe and both drivers ended up trapped in their cars. Rescuers had to mechanically extract them both. Sadly, Pruitt was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, about 13 percent of all car accident fatalities involve head-on collisions. These can happen for many reasons. Common causes are intoxicated driving, one driver falling asleep at the wheel, severe weather conditions, speeding, aggressive driving, failure to obey the rules of the road, and distracted driving.
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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.