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March 2012 Archives

Four-car South Carolina accident leaves two dead, six injured

A four-car accident near the South Carolina coast has left two men dead and six others injured. The accident, which occurred at the intersection of Folly Road and Bowens Island Road on the only road leading to and from Folly Beach, is currently under investigation by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Piedmont pedestrian killed when he's hit by a car

In what serves as a stark reminder of the inherent danger of the roadways, a pedestrian was fatally hit by a car earlier this month in Piedmont, South Carolina. According to local police officers investigating the incident, the pedestrian was crossing the road and stepped in front of a Toyota truck heading eastbound.

Drunk driving accident may cause legal trouble for restaurant

Late last year, a young man lost his life when his car was hit by an alleged drunk driver near Charleston, South Carolina. The man responsible for this accident was an employee of a local restaurant, and was suspected to have been allowed to drink alcohol at this location after the legal closing time. While driving home after his alleged late night of drinking, he hit another car from behind; the other vehicle quickly caught fire and its driver was killed. The police report from the accident indicated that the restaurant employee was driving while intoxicated well above the legal limit.

Driver sentenced for fatally striking Rock Hill bicyclist

A judge has issued a sentence of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine to a man who pled guilty to a DUI hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a 49-year-old bicyclist from Rock Hill, South Carolina. The drunk driving accident occurred when the driver, who had consumed alcohol and three different medications, hit the bicyclist from behind. The victim was thrown from the bicycle. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later passed away from the injuries sustained in the accident.

South Carolina pedestrian killed after being struck by two cars

In an accident last month, a pedestrian was hit by two cars and killed on Broad River Road in Columbia, South Carolina. While the matter is currently under investigation by the Highway Patrol, there are several ways a driver could be responsible for a pedestrian accident.

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