The accident report states that the crash occurred a little before 1:30 p.m. on Interstate-77, near mile marker 82 in Rock Hill.
The 42-year-old was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident, yet still suffered serious injuries. Moreover, the passengers in his vehicle suffered minor injuries, and all reported to of been wearing their seatbelts as well.
Apparently, he rear-ended the tractor-trailer that was stalled out on the highway due to mechanical issues, causing the accident under dangerous driving conditions. On that particular afternoon, there was a downpour of rain, which made the roads slick and it was difficult to see the next car in front of you.
The man had five passengers in his truck, one being an adult female, and the other four were her minor children. They were all transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte via ambulance. The driver however, had to be airlifted from the scene, and reports on his current condition are not yet available.
Traffic was subsequently stalled for almost two hours while clean-up crews worked around the clock to make way for the current drivers.
The man, once released from the hospital, will be charged with ” driving under dangerous conditions.”
If you have been injured in a serious car or tractor-trailer accident in South Carolina, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 for assistance with your case.