Posted on: November 16, 2011
A teenage girl who became distracted while driving is being charged for the death of two people and the injury of a 1-year-old child.
The 18-year-old crashed into a grandfather, his daughter and grandson while they were walking with the baby in the stroller along the 13600 block of Corsica Forest Drive around 11:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to news reports. The teenage driver reportedly struck the family when she became distracted while driving her 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix and tried to pick something off the floor of her car. It is unclear if speeding or any other factors played a role in the death.
The woman hit the family from behind as they were walking southbound in the roadway. The family was not walking on the sidewalk.
The grandfather died at the scene of the crash, while his daughter died several hours later at Carolinas Medical Center. The infant suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized at CMC.
The teenage driver was arrested at the scene and charged with two Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle charges. Additional charges are pending, according to police. The teenage was released from Mecklenburg County Jail after posting $10,000 bond.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this tragic accident that took the life of these family members. I hope the infant is able to recover from his injuires. My condolences are with both families affected by this tragedy as they deal with this incident.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .