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.
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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.
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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.
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A police chase ensued Wednesday afternoon after three enforcemenet agencies joined together to chased the unnamed individual. The chase ended with a collission in Columbia Park that afternoon.
The facts surrounding the case are as follows: an officer patrolling a neighborhood in connection with a pattern of recent car break-ins, attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Jeep Cherokee when the suspect sped away. It was during the chase that the suspect sideswiped another vehicle near Ginny Lane and US 378.
The car that was hit during the crash was damaged, but fortunately, no one was in the car at the time of the collision. After crashing into the car, the suspect took off.
Police car chases are becoming more common and, with increasing speeds and recklessness, more dangerous to the public. Many police departments have adopted new rules for when their officers are permitted to continue chase and when they must break off pursuit. The risks of causing accidents like the one in this case are too great. In this instance, the car was simply parked. But who knows what could have happened if a family had been sitting in the vehicle.
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A SC Councilman has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit surrounding a 201o ca accident that killed a 70-year-old woman.
The woman driver was struck by four vehicles on November 4, 2010. The driver of the first car that collided with the woman’s vehicle has pleaded guilty for driving under the influence. The Councilman’s vehicle was the second car to hit; however, he argues that he tried to swerve and is not responsible for the woman’s death. This argument is further echoed by the Councilman’s attorney.
According to the Coroner, it was impossible to determine which of the four vehicles were responsible for the woman’s fatal injuries.
The Councilman is being sued for over $5 million.
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An airplane pilot wrecked not his plane, but an airport car in Anderson, South Carolina last week in an accident involving a tractor-trailer. Not an airline pilot, he apparently was flying a private jet.
The car belonged to the Anderson County Regional Airport and existed for the use of individuals, like this airplane pilot, who fly into the airport. The South Carolina Highway Patrol has not provided much information about the accident.
The collision happened on S.C. 28 Bypass near the Sonic Drive-In in Anderson. The pilot hit the rear of a tractor-trailer truck, which had stopped due to a fender-bender in front of it. There is no indication that the truck driver was injured in the accident. Neither were the pilot nor his two children, who were sitting in the back seat. The pilot’s wife, sitting in the passenger seat, required an X-ray to disprove injury.
The wreck will not deprive the airport of a car. A second car will be available, and insurance will replace the wrecked auto soon.
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