Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina know our state sees a significant number of traffic collisions, injuries, and fatalities each year that devastate families throughout the Palmetto State.
However, a recent report from Forbes Advisor shows a state-by-state analysis of dangerous driving, and South Carolina has a disturbing ranking.
The report showed South Carolina is tied for first in the nation for states that experience the most fatalities due to excessive speed (46%) in the U.S.
Since 2019, South Carolina has experienced a 6% increase in car accident fatalities, with the aforementioned 46% the result of speeding, and 36% due to impaired driving.
South Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina are all among the top 10 most dangerous states to drive in, making the southern region of the U.S. a high-risk place for motorists.
Unfortunately, Recent Crash Reports in South Carolina Seem to Support the Report’s Findings.
On November 28, 2022, Marlboro County, S.C. (WMBF) reported a head-on crash in Marlboro County that killed one driver and authorities flew another driver to the hospital.
South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 2 a.m. Monday on Highway 381 near Jimmie McColl Rd, roughly two miles south of McColl.
On November 25, 2022, Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WMBF) reported Two people were hurt after a crash in the area of 48th Avenue North and Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. Capt. Jon Evans with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department said both people were taken to the hospital.
On November 23, 2022, Darlington County, S.C. (WMBF) reported a Florence man died after a crash on Interstate 20. Cpl. David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2017 Nissan Altima was driving eastbound on the interstate in Darlington County when a semi-truck driving westbound crossed over the median hitting the car near mile marker 136.
November 22, 2022, Conway, S.C. (WMBF) reported lanes were closed on E Highway 501 and Cox Ferry Road in Conway after a two-vehicle crash involving a dump truck. Horry County Fire Rescue was dispatched to the crash involving entrapment, with one person taken to the hospital.
Contact Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina to Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you love were injured or lost their life in a vehicle collision caused by negligence in South Carolina, contact our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers today by calling (803) 302-3989 to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent driver liable for your complete recovery needs.
We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.