Witnessed a horrible wreck last night, happened right in front of me on the way home. Driving down Ashley River Road in Summerville, it’s a very cool 10 mile stretch, two lanes, shrouded by live oaks the whole way. Not a lot of opportunities to pass, and sometimes people get frustrated by the guy in front leading the pack slowly.
Last night was cold and rainy, and about 3 miles into this stretch i was behind 3 cars including a sprinter van in the front, and we’re doing about 45 which really isn’t bad considering the weather.
A full-size pickup behind me decides to make a break for it, right when we had a solid yellow line on our side. In front of me was a Mustang, who decided the truck wasn’t going to pass him, and tried to shoulder him to the left, forcing him toward the ditch. This was at HIGH SPEED. The truck gunned it and tried to squeeze between the Mustang and the sprinter van, and just then we all hit a left hand curve. The truck smashed into the sprinter van and they both rolled over into the ditch. I drove through the debris.
The Mustang floored it and got out of there. I couldn’t stop because there were ditches on both sides and there was no safe place to stop. I called 911.
The sad thing is the Mustang driver was just as much to blame for the wreck as the driver of the truck, and the sprinter van had a company logo on the side. Probably some guy on his way home from work, never even saw it coming.
I sincerely hope nobody was killed or badly hurt, and I sincerely hope the Mustang driver gets what’s coming to him/her.