At David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers, Our personal injury lawyers in South Carolina know that car accident are one of the leading causes of death throughout the state — and the rest of the country.
Nothing proved that to be truer in The Palmetto State than the 24 hours spanning Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2022, where three fatal collisions injured two, and took the lives of two others during what may have been preventable circumstances.
One Dead in Single Vehicle Accident in Dorchester County, South Carolina
The driver was heading north on Wallace Ackerman Drive, approximately two miles east of Summerville, when they went off the right side of the road and into a pond.
The driver, who has not yet been identified by the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office, died on the scene. The Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
One Person Killed in Single Vehicle Collision in Newberry County, South Carolina
A 2014 Kia sedan was driving east on I-26 and ran off the right side of the road near the 72-mile marker in Newberry County, near the junction with S.C. 121 at Exit 72.
The Kia crashed into the guard rail and veered across I-26 where it ran off the left side of the highway, hitting the cable barrier and flipping over. The driver, who was the lone occupant, was ejected and died.
There was no word if the driver wore a seat belt, and no other injuries were reported.
The Newberry County Coroner’s Office is expected to publicly identify the driver after notifying the next of kin. The Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
Two People Injured, One Killed in Truck Crash in Orangeburg County, South Carolina
It happened around 11:40 a.m. on SC 45 near where the towns of Holly Hill and Vance meet.
A 1998 Chevy truck traveling south on SC 45 ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, ran off the left side of the road, and hit a tree. While the truck was overturning, it hit a second tree.
The driver and the rear passenger were taken to a hospital. Meanwhile, the front passenger died.
The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the deceased victim. The Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
If you have been hurt in a vehicle collision in South Carolina, or have lost a loved one to negligence, we want to help ensure your story is told, so you and your family can pursue the best outcome for your case.
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