A SC Man Died in a Car Accident After his Truck Caught on Fire

joe-fire dept 2A man from the South Carolina area passed away Saturday night after a terrible accident where his truck caught a flame.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred a little before 7:30 p.m., when the man was travelling southbound on Fin Place.

Apparently, the driver was driving his 2010 Chevy Pickup truck with a passenger in the car, when he veered off the road and struck a transformer box. Somehow a spark was ignited, and the pickup caught fire.

There were two young people inside the vehicle at the time. A 21-year-old, who was driving the vehicle was from Columbia, and the 20-year -old victim who was from the Charleston Area.

The young man from South Carolina lost his life, and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the Chevy was hospitalized, but is currently in stable condition.

The South Carolina Troopers state the crash is still under investigation. At this point, they do not know if alcohol was a factor or not in the accident.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a serious car accident, or charged with reckless driving, in the North Charleston Area, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 and talk to us about your situation.

2 Officers Injuried on I-77- Rock Hill Car Accident Attorneys

On a Thursday afternoon this past May, two York County Sheriff’s Deputies were injured in serious car accident, that resulted in hospitalization for the police officers.

The accident took place on Interstate 77, shortly before 4:00 p.m., northbound of the Carowinds Blvd. exit, which rests right on the North and South Carolina State line. According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), a flat-bed truck “stalled out” in the northbound lane. When the officers saw the truck, the turned their blue-lights on and pulled up behind the stranded motorists. It was at that moment that an SUV came barreling down the highway, striking the patrol car and both deputies.

Both deputies and the driver of the SUV had to be transported to the hospital. However, at this time, no injuries are suspected to be “life-threatening.”

Rock Hill Car Accident Attorneys

Our Police force should be applauded for keeping our roadways safe. That being said, we as drivers should return the favor, and always keep a watchful eye for the officer’s safety. When an officer pulls a driver over, then will typically walk up the left side of the vehicle, as that is where the driver is sitting. Thus, the officer is standing between the vehicle and the road, only a few feet from oncoming traffic. Please keep this is mind when travelling our roadways; always merge into another lane if possible, to ensure the officer is not met with injury.

We at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower are ready, willing, and able to hear your case. Please contact us if you or your loved one has sustained a serious injury from a car accident. Call us for a detailed review of your case and best options. We can be reached at 803-548-4444 or toll-free 877-374-5999. Hire the best South Carolina car accident attorneyswith whom you have the most confidence in.

 

Fatal Lexington Motorcycle Crash-Columbia Car Wreck Attorneys

There was a deadly motorcycle accident Saturday morning on Edmund Highway in Lexington, South Carolina, near Columbia.

The 45 year old motorcycle rider died when he ran into the rear of a pick-up truck.   Current police reports do not show if any driver was ticketed, but rear-end collisions rarely result in tickets for the person rear-ended.

The biker died at the Lexington scene from head and body trauma.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lexington County Coroner’s office, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

Columbia Car Accident Attorneys

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in any sort of accident, you need serious personal injury representation.  Call the attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower at 877-374-5999. We can help you get your best possible recovery.

Dangerous Roads Cause Injury- Rock Hill Personal Injury Lawyer

A South Carolina Highway Patrol Officer was cited last Tuesday for driving too fast. Apparently, while the officer was travelling down Interstate 85, he hydroplaned on the wet road, flipping his vehicle over.

During the course of the accident, the Officer suffered minor injuries, was treated and then released from the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. His injuries may have been more severe, had the officer not been wearing his seatbelt.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department handled the investigation, as it was their police officer whom was involved. Luckily, there were no other vehicles involved in this single-car wreck.

The Rock Hill Car Wreck Attorneys

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the aforementioned accident. However, that is not always the case. Often times, people are seriously injured in car wrecks, and the damage is more than just a car repair bill. With the Fall season just around the corner, all drivers must be extra vigilant when driving in the rain. Some drivers are less expirenced than others, especially some of the younger drivers. With Winthrop University being in the heart of the city, diligence is necessary to ensure the safety of our students, family members, and friends.

If you, or someone who you care about has been involved in any sort of serious car wreck, please call the lawyers at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to evaluate your claim. Contact us today and speak directly with one of our car wreck attorneys at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. We want to help you get the recovery you deserve.

Flooding Makes Roads Dangerous-Lancaster Car Accident Attorneys

At least three motorists were rescued on Monday morning after being trapped in their vehicles during the massive flooding that occurred in Lancaster and surrounding counties.  The rescues took place on Langley Road near S.C. 9, Cimarron Road and Hershel Plyler Road.

High water in Lancaster is placing motorists at a higher risk of being involved in an accident or being trapped in their vehicles.

Areas located near Lancaster and Chesterfield counties have received over seven inches of rain and several flood warnings have also been issued.  With more rain on the way, the Sheriff’s Office continues to warn motorists of trouble spots prone to flooding.

Lancaster Car Accident Attorneys

With motor vehicle travel being the number one means of transportation in the U.S., it’s not surprising that motor vehicle crashes were the cause of 90 deaths per day in 2010.  Every trip to the store or drive across town presents its own set of risks, and road conditions and weather can vary those risks significantly.  Therefore, it is necessary to stay informed and take appropriate safety precautions.

Rain or shine, the  Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower understand that even most cautious drivers can be injured in a serious car accident.  When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, our seasoned litigators can be there to assist you on your path to recovery.  We can investigate all aspects of the accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  If the worst does occur, it is important to take the appropriate precautions by hiring the best accident attorneys with whom you and your loved ones can invest the most confidence!