Two people were injured and taken to a local hospital after being involved in an accident with a Cayce Department of Public Safety (DPS) vehicle. According to WISTV, the accident happened just after 8:00 p.m. when a DPS vehicle slammed into a minivan near Interstate 26. To people from the minivan were hospitalized as a result of the collision.
Currently, officials with the highway patrol are investigating. Details have no yet been released.
Our Rock Hill car accident lawyers understand that government vehicles involved in accidents are typically better protected from liability in these cases. Governmental immunity may permit government agencies or employees to escape liability for certain actions or omissions, even where a private person or entity would be held liable for damages. The federal government and most states provide limited waivers of sovereign immunity that allow them to be sued for personal injury accidents caused by a government employee, for accidents involving government-owned vehicles or for accidents caused by dangerous highway conditions.