South Carolina residents are no strangers to an occasional car accident in the area, but the thought that it might be caused by negligent drivers who are drag racing may be shocking. A recent accident has police investigating to see if drag racing was the cause.
Drinking and driving can be a deadly combination, and this accident shows how serious it can become. South Carolina residents may have heard about this deadly motorcycle crash on the news recently. According to the reports, a man and woman were both hit and killed by an alleged drunken driver in Orangeburg County. The driver, a 21-year-old man, was driving a car that struck the two motorcyclists on a local highway when he crossed into the wrong lane.
As some South Carolina residents may know firsthand, spinal cord injuries can be extremely debilitating. A spinal cord injury could cause paralysis as well as weakened immune function. Unfortunately, despite our huge medical advancements in the last several decades, spinal cord injuries remain difficult to treat. Recently, however, scientists had promising results when trying to rebuild the immune systems of mice that suffered from spinal cord injuries.
Awareness about watching for motorcyclists on the road seems to be at an all-time high. We see bumper stickers urging us to be vigilant and hear advocates describing the importance of double-checking before turning onto a street or moving through an intersection. Despite those calls to action, however, motorcyclists in South Carolina continue to be victims of serious car accidents.
Imagine that you and your spouse are driving down a highway in separate cars. She is ahead of you with the kids, while you follow behind. Suddenly, you see headlights on your side of the highway. You try to warn your spouse that a wrong-way driver is approaching, but it is too late. Your spouse and kids are hit head-on by the driver.
For every 100 workers in South Carolina, 0.8 have been injured on the job badly enough that they required days of job restriction or a transfer. That number doesn't sound so bad, right? That is less than 1 percent of workers. That number, however, actually represents the fifth-highest rate of serious workplace injuries in the country.
Most Greenville drivers know what do when being pulled over by police. Whether you are on a neighborhood street or on the highway, you pull over to the side of the road and stop. Especially if you are on the highway, it is important to get out of the way of oncoming traffic. For most people, this is not news, but after a serious car accident earlier this week, it seems not everyone is aware of the proper procedure.