Man Charged With DUI in Fatal Crash–SC Drunk Driver Accident Attorneys

A fatal crash occurred Friday night on SC 34, when a 29-year-old was driving his pick-up truck under the influence, and was subsequently struck from behind by another car.

Officials say that the man driving the pick-up slowed down to make a left hand turn while the Jeep that was behind him was unable to stop, crashing into the left side of the man’s truck.

The 35-year-old driver of the Jeep and his 31-year-old passenger were both ejected from the vehicle upon impact.  Their conditions are currently unknown.

Another man, 35, sitting in the back seat of the Jeep did not survive the crash.  Unlike the others riding in the jeep, he was not ejected from the vehicle. He has recently been identified by the Newberry County Coroner.  According to troopers he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the pick-up truck that was struck is charged with DUI.  Other charges are expected to follow, according to Highway Patrol.

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If you or someone you love is injured or killed by a drunk driver, call the experienced accident attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned litigators have over 75 years combined trial experience. Our team of personal injury attorneys include former insurance defense lawyers, a former Registered Nurse (RN), and former criminal prosecutor. We can investigate all aspects of a serious 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. We have offices in Charlotte and throughout South Carolina. We would be honored to have an opportunity to help you and your family get through this most difficult time in your lives.

Boat Catches Fire on Lake Wylie With Family Aboard–SC NC Boating Accident Attorneys

A boat caught fire in the early afternoon of Sept. 1 on Lake Wylie soon after the boat had been put on the water for a Labor Day cruise.Tega Cay Fire Department, one of several agencies responding to the fire, used its fire boat to extinguish the fire.  A family was aboard, but luckily, all made it off of the boat safely.

The incident occurred about 30 feet off shore near Lake Club Marina and Ebenezer Park. Often times, boating accidents are due to high levels of intoxication in conjunction with driving a boat. Especially for boaters on Lake Wylie, the reports typically read that there was some sort of collision or disruption due to intoxication. People tend to forget that the same rules apply whether you are driving a boat, car, or any other motor vehicle; you may not be intoxicated as you operate.

However, in the case at hand, the situation is unique, as no one was appears to be at fault for the boat catching aflame.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but the authorities are working diligently to investigate.

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Whatever type of boating accident you or your family may find themselves in, call the Criminal Defense offices of Reeves,Aiken, and Hightower,LLP.  If you are stopped at a checkpoint or otherwise charged with a BUI , call us to review your options. Don’t think you are guilty just because you are arrested. We can help. Compare our lawyers’ credentials against any other firm. Then, hire the best Bui lawyer who you trust to fight for your case. Call us today for answers and alternatives to simply pleading guilty. 803-548-4444 or 877-374-5999 toll free.

 

Teen Dies in Fiery Crash On I-26–SC Accident Attorneys

A 19-year-old SC teen died in a fiery crash on Thursday afternoon on Interstate 26.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 4 p.m. near mile marker 164 when the teen’s 1998 Mazda heading eastbound went off the left side of the road, hit a tree, and caught on fire.

The teen driver died at the scene due to blunt force trauma from the crash and not the fire, according to an Orangeburg County Coroner.

Highway Patrol is continuing investigations in connection with the crash.

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If the unthinkable happens in your life, call the experienced attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned litigators have over 75 years combined trial experience. Our team of personal injury attorneys include former insurance defense lawyers, a former Registered Nurse (RN), and former criminal prosecutor. We can investigate all aspects of a serious 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. We have offices in Charlotte and throughout South Carolina. We would be honored to have an opportunity to help you and your family get through this most difficult time in your lives.

Teen Saves Woman From Burning Vehicle–SC Accident Attorneys

A 19-year-old SC teen reacted quickly Saturday morning, when he approached a burning vehicle and proceeded to pull a 54-year-old woman out of fiery car.

The teen was driving home from a friend’s house along U.S. 301, near Raccoon Road, when he spotted the burning 1999 Chevrolet that had wrecked just minutes before. Apparently, the woman driver ran off the right side of the road only moments before it caught aflame. Once stopped, the teen could hear a woman’s voice coming from inside the wrecked vehicle. The teen and another man, wielding crowbars, broke out the driver’s side window.  The woman was able to unfasten her seatbelt so that she could be pulled out of her car to safety.

As they were all backing away from the burning car, an explosion occurred, fully engulfing the car with flames.  Firefighters arrived shortly thereafter to put out the fire.  Claredon Fire Chief commented that  there was not much firefighters could have done for the woman if it had not been for the civilian rescue.

The woman was subsequently transported to Claredon Memorial Hospital for injuries. It is reported that she will be charged with DUI .

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Troopers and Coroner Continue Investigation on Killed Pedestrian

The South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a collision that occurred sometime after 1:00 a.m. last Wednesday on Houcks Gin Road, about 2.6 miles east of the town of Cameron.  The incident left one victim, a pedestrian, who unfortunately died early Thursday morning due to the collision.

The Calhoun County Coroner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Investigators have not yet identified the type of vehicle that hit the pedestrian or which direction it was traveling, but are currently working diligently to resolve the case.

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