A 27-year-old woman lost control of her car and was killed in a crash that occurred Friday morning in north Charlotte. The crash took place at approximately 7 a.m. at the intersection of East Sugar Creek Road and North Tryon Street.
The woman was driving a 2002 Toyota Highlander when she hit a curb, went up on the sidewalk and flipped several times before coming to a stop in a church yard. When her car began to flip across the intersection, the car hit three other vehicles.
Three other people suffered minor injuries during the wreck. The woman driver was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:21 a.m.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
Rock Hill Car Accident Attorneys
90 percent of licensed drivers speed at some point and a shocking 70 percent of licensed drivers admit to committing the offense regularly. As the speed of a vehicle increases, the risk of an accident and the force that could potentially be experienced by the human body in a collision increase exponentially. Traffic engineers and local governments generally use careful calculations and research in determining maximum speeds allowable for safe travel. It’s important to obey the speed limit and practice safe driving techniques for the safety of all travelers on our nation’s highways.
The South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower understand that even most cautious drivers can be injured in a serious car accident no matter what time of day. 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. Hire the best accident attorneys with whom you and your loved ones can invest the most confidence.
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.
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.
A truck driver traveling on I-80 on July 16 witnessed a terrible wreck when a pickup truck pushed a minivan off of the road, and then hit another car, pushing it into the median.
Noticing that the car victims were already receiving assistance from several bystanders, the truck driver turned his attention to severely crumpled the minivan. A man and a woman were frantically trying help their three children, who were still trapped inside, out of the minivan.
The truck driver, who was a first responder and former paramedic and EMT, was able to describe the emergency to the 911 operator based on his medical expertise. He then went to work trying to extract each child from the vehicle, starting with the most accessible child, a 5-year-old boy who was on the second row seat of the minivan. He instructed bystanders to lay him on the ground in accordance with spinal injury precautions.
Emergency personnel began to arrive and offer further assistance as the next two children were carefully extracted from the vehicle.
According to the truck driver this was the worst motor vehicle accident he had ever seen, and noted that the injuries ranged from a broken pelvis to broken legs, hips, arms and jaws, to fractured skulls and internal bleeding. For his efforts that day, he has received a Highway Angel lapel pin, certificate, and patch.
South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys
Transportation is a must when it comes to meeting the every day needs of a family. However, the importance of taking the right safety precautions in the event of an accident cannot be overstated. Recent studies by the NHTSA show that car crashes are ranked number one in causes of child fatalities in the U.S. In fact an average of 3 children age 14 and younger were killed and 469 were injured every day in the United States in motor vehicle crashes. Using the right safety seats, seat belts, and restraints can make a difference of life or death for your child in the unfortunate event of a serious accident.
The Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower understand that even the most careful of individuals and family members can be involved 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 ensure that you and your family gets the best protection. 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. Hire the best accident attorneys with whom your family can invest the most confidence!
A Rock Hill resident lost his life in a multi-car collision involving a tractor-trailer, that consequently ended in a massive fire on Interstate 85.
The accident occurred last Friday, around 1:45 p.m., on I-85 going southbound near the Statesville Road exit. The tractor-trailer was owned and operated by a Food Delivery Service, who had been travelling to Asheboro, N.C., and were on their way back to Rock Hill, SC. The tractor-trailer was empty at the time of the accident.
When the tractor-trailer slide out of control, it slammed into the back of a female driver’s vehicle, trapping her inside. This particular victim was the first one hit in the multi-car collision at hand.
Speed and alcohol have not been considered as attributing factors to the crash.
York County Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a typical trucking accident or ” tractor-trailer” accident occurs when the larger trucks, usually over 10,000 lbs., collides with other vehicles, trucks, or even worse, pedestrians. The DOT statistics states that around 500 thousand of these accidents occur each year. Of these, 5,000 or so end in fatalities. Even more disturbing, one out of every eight traffic accidents that end in death, are involved with a trucking collision.
In the event that you, or someone you love has found themselves involved in a tractor-trailer, truck, or ” big rig” accident, please call the experience Commercial Truck Attorneys at Reeves, Aiken and Hightower, LLP to evaluate your claim and help get you the justice you deserve!
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