This past weekend was a dangerous one for drivers of secondary and rural roads, according to the SCDOT reports. Accordingly, five people were killed from car collisions while using South Carolina’s rural and back roads for their travels.
One individual who lost his life was a marine stationed in Georgia and headed back to the base from a long weekend in South Carolina.
S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. states that the marine appeared to have been traveling south on Friendship Road at a high rate of speed when his GMC truck went off the road. The marine veered back and forth several times attempting to stabilize the vehicle before the truck left the right side of the road and struck a tree before going airborne, and eventually overturning, taking the marine’s life. The Coroner’s report states that he died from massive head and neck trauma due to the collision, which occurred sometime after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Moreover, it has been released that the marine was not wearing his seat belt, and speed was a contributing factor to the collision.
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In the event that you or a loved one has been invovled in any sort of motor vehicle accident and suffered a personal injury, please contact the offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to discuss your claim! It is imperative that you call and inquire about your motor vehicle accdient as soon as possible. Let us evaulate your claim for you. You may need the litigation process in order to obtain the damages you may be enetitled to recover. Hire the best car accident attorneys with whom you have the most confidence in.
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!
A 69-year old man passed away after a motorcycle accident that occurred last Saturday in West Rock Hill. Wednesday, the victim was pronounced dead at the Lehigh County Hospital, after fighting for his life for four days. The Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner has reported that the victim died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Accordingly, the report reads that the victim was literally ejected from his seat, after he lost control of the motorcycle around mile marker 25.2 on Route 309. The accident currently still under investigation.
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It may appear obvious, but the dangers of rising a motorcycle highly outweigh the dangers of riding in a car or truck. Specifically, riding in a vehicle allows one protection, perhaps even slight, but still a buffer between the victim and the collision. With motorcycles however, the victim is not always afforded the same protection, as there is no ” buffer zone” to soften the blow of the collision. With winter quickly approaching, motorcyclists must be even more careful when travelling down country roads with icy patches and unseen dangers. The motorcyclist’s vulnerability is immense, and the potential for a deadly motorcycle accident is always present, even for the most responsible of motorcyclists.
Here at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, we consider your motorcycle accident to be serious. Please contact our offices and let us hear your side of the story to ensure that you get the justice you are seeking. Call us today and speak directly with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.
A resident from Lancaster County, South Carolina, passed away last month due to a motorcycle accident that had occurred earlier in the month. The victim clung onto life for about a week, before she finally perished.
According to the reports, the motorcycle accident occurred on S.C. 5, around 4:45 p.m. The victim was riding a 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle westward on S.C. 5, about 12 miles north of the Lancaster county line. The collision occurred when a vehicle traveling east on S.C.5 turned left onto Steel Hill Road, and immediately collided with the victim’s motorcycle. Subsequently, the victim was airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Statistically, when motorcycles are involved in accidents with other vehicles, 77 percent are hit from the front, whereas only 7 percent are struck from behind. Of these numbers, 47 percent of the accidents tend to be fatal to the motorcyclist. More than half of these fatal accidents are due to the other vehicle turning left, and 75 percent of the accidents are due to the other driver not being able to see the motorcyclist.
Motorcycles can be enjoyable to ride, and an escape from the every day confines of the car. However, if you or someone you love has been injured due to a motorcycle accident, call the Motorcycle Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to discuss your recovery plan. 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. Hire the best motorcycle accident attorneys with whom you have the most confidence in!
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.