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South Carolina head-on collision leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Area news outlets report that a two-vehicle accident in Greenwood County at around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 left one person dead at the scene of the accident and two individuals with injuries. Emergency crews cut one of the injured parties from his vehicle, and a medical helicopter transported him to Greenville Memorial Hospital. An ambulance transported the other injured party to Self Regional Medical Center with injuries not considered to be life-threatening in nature.

The many costs of automobile accidents

South Carolina drivers might not realize the various costs associated with traffic accidents. In 2010 alone, the economic ramifications of United States traffic accidents amounted to an estimated $1 trillion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Factored into that number are the loss of productivity and the loss of life attributed to traffic accidents.

How do you prove fault in a car crash?

Anyone who has suffered injuries in a crash caused by someone else may have wondered how to prove the liability of the other party. Official police reports can be one of the strongest forms of evidence when it comes to proving liability, but the police do not respond to every accident. There are several other methods that may be used, but each state has its own laws regarding accident reporting.

Statewide texting-and-driving ban arrives in South Carolina

A common thread running throughout this blog has been the topic of distracted driving. With the proliferation of mobile technology and vehicles that have an increasing number of built-in features, there are many things that could take drivers' eyes from the road. Of course, these behaviors can come at a cost.

Handling a car accident while on vacation in South Carolina

Going on a trip is almost always an exciting experience. For many people, being able to get away -- even just for a few days -- can be an effective way to shed the stress of everyday life. The unfortunate reality is that vacations do not always go as planned. Car accidents are likely among the last problems that a traveler wants to deal with, but they can and do happen.

South Carolina roads are among the nation's most dangerous

Throughout the course of a year, various state rankings will hit the news. For example, South Carolina is often marked as a popular tourist destination. At the same time, however, some of the rankings aren’t quite as desirable. Recently, South Carolina's residents were named the second-worst drivers in the country.

Hit and run accident kills one and injures another

A 72-year-old motorist from Greenwood was killed and another 60-year-old Saluda driver suffered serious injuries in a three-car crash on Feb. 7. Police blame that accident on a hit and run driver who made unsafe lane changes. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing its accident investigation.

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