Apparently, a trash can is to blame for a serious four-vehicle accident on I-26. The collision injured two people, but caused thousands to be late for work this past Monday.

According to the police report, the accident occurred when a car stopped on the bridge to avoid hitting a trashcan that was left in the roadway. From there, the chain-reaction crash continued with the second car rear-ending the first vehicle. The third vehicle then rear-ended the second, and the fourth vehicle hit the third, causing it to flip over.

The four car pile-up caused all but one of the four highway lanes to be closed down while emergency crews rapidly worked on cleaning up the mess.

The South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of traffic fatalities has been unexpectedly increasing as the months go on. In fact, for the first three months of 2012, the number of fatalities was at an all-time high.

NHTSA further released that approximately 7,630 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the first quarter, a 13.5 percent jump over the same period in 2011. With these numbers increasing at the rate they are, one can never be too safe while driving.

However, in the event that you or a loved one are involved in a motor vehicle collision, please contact the car accident attorneys at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to have your claim evaluated! Litigation maybe the only avenue to take to recover the medical costs and other damages that you may have lost. For more information on your options, please call us at 877-374-5999 for a private consultation to evaluate your case.