Fatal Car Accident Bluffton SC
Two people were tragically killed in a fatal car accident bluffton sc early Sunday morning near Linden Park Drive in Bluffton. Police and firefighters responded after receiving a cell phone alert reporting multiple injuries at the scene; upon arrival they discovered two individuals had been ejected from an SUV at impact, both being declared deceased on scene; one passenger remained trapped within and had to be extracted by firefighters before being transported with life-threatening injuries to Memorial Health in Savannah for further care; this event remains under investigation.
As almost everyone experiences at some point in their life, being involved in a car crash is inevitable. When minor injuries occur, claims can typically be handled quickly with insurance company assistance; for more serious or fatal crashes it is vital to hire an experienced Bluffton personal injury lawyer who will represent your interests when filing insurance claims.
An accident on U.S. 278 in Bluffton is causing delays for drivers. One of the left eastbound lanes leading towards Hilton Head Island has been blocked off and traffic has been diverted onto one of the right westbound lanes of the highway.
Authorities have not determined a cause of the crash yet, though no other vehicles were involved. A helicopter is helping search for potential evidence at the scene while westbound lanes of the highway remain closed as of yet.
Police reported the crash happened around 8:40 p.m. when a white SUV driver lost control and collided with a pickup truck before both cars veered off of a bridge and into the water, sending both off-course. The SUV ended up landing on its roof partially submerged under water while both drivers of vehicles remained unharmed.
Gaffney, SC Police have reported the tragic New Year’s Day death of an unknown pedestrian struck by a vehicle on U.S. 278, who was crossing the roadway when they were hit by an SUV traveling northbound on U.S. 278.
Tragically, pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable road users and often sustain serious injuries in collisions with motor vehicles. Therefore, it is crucial that they wear seat belts at all times when on the roads and are mindful of their surroundings at all times. Carry a flashlight in your car as well as flares should you need to stop suddenly; these will allow other motorists to see and respond accordingly. Also as a pedestrian it is wise to stay clear from intersections where cars rush past as these drivers may not notice you; in many instances these victims become victims due to drunk drivers not seeing you or reacting appropriately – similar rules apply if driving under influence (also called DUI accidents).