1 dead and 4 injured in SC car accident

An article of News 2 revealed on December 2 that at least one person was killed and four others were injured in Berkeley County, South Carolina after a recent accident.

According to the county coroner, the victim was identified as Michael Brandon Perry II, 22. Perry was one of the passengers of the GNC service truck that had a collision with a tow truck at the Old State Road and Mudville Road intersection on December 1. The collision reportedly occurred after the GNC service truck driver ignored a stop sign at the intersection. Rescuers extracted Perry’s body, which was pinned inside the vehicle. Reports confirmed there were four people brought to the hospital due to their injuries. The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) personnel were assisting Berkeley County authorities in determining the cause of the fatal accident.

The wrongful death legal team at the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends of the victim as they mourn the recent loss of their loved one.


Student fatally struck by alleged drunken driver in SC

A college student in South Carolina recently died after being struck by a vehicle driven by a person under the influence of intoxicants, a report of Times Union stated on October 30.

Reports said Coastal Carolina University student Ryan Bielawa, 19, was killed on October 29 after the vehicle hit him around 12:45 a.m. while he was crossing a street near his school. The driver who struck Bielawa reportedly fled the crash scene, but he drove back, where authorities apprehended him. The driver, identified as Edward Lee Washington, is currently facing charges related to the pedestrian accident. A bail worth $51,234 was set on Washington, who is currently booked at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Bielawa was a student athlete in his hometown of Averill Park, N.Y. and was majoring in finance.

The wrongful death attorneys of the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends who are mourning the tragic loss of their loved one.


South Carolina pileup resulted in 6 injuries

At least six people were recently transported to a hospital in Rock Hill after they were involved in a three-vehicle accident, an article of The Blade reported on September 8.

Information coming from Rock Hill authorities revealed that on September 7, authorities were chasing a vehicle that later struck two other vehicles at an intersection. Authorities apprehended the man, whose name was withheld, after he tried to leave the crash scene on foot. Police Captain Mark Bollinger confirmed the number of hospitalized individuals. However, he did not release any further details of the crash that momentarily blocked the intersection. The severity of the injuries sustained by those involved in the crash was unknown as of reporting.

The personal injury lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC advocate for Columbia individuals who were injured in car accidents caused by negligent drivers. If you believe this happened to you, we may be able to help you obtain the compensations you need for a fast recovery. Begin taking your legal action against negligent parties today by calling (803) 350-9230.


1 dead in Dillon County motorcycle accident

At least one person was killed in a car-motorcycle accident in Dillon County, South Carolina on July 9, an article of News 13 reported.

Information coming from the South Carolina Highway Patrol revealed that around 6:00 p.m. on July 8, a pickup truck and a motorcycle collided on Lester Road. The pickup truck driver, whose name was withheld, was turning left before the collision took place. The motorcycle driver, identified as Donnie Fulton, 31, was pronounced dead at the crash scene, according to the coroner’s office. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. Authorities reported that they are investigating the possible causes of the fatal accident. Fulton was survived by his three children.

The wrongful death attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC understand that families who lose their loved ones in accidents are often dealing with great emotional, physical and financial burden. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends who are mourning the recent loss of their loved one.


Fatal accidents involving large trucks expected to increase

On July 1, federal authorities reported that fatal cargo truck accidents are expected to increase based on 2015 data in which they have recorded 35,200 fatalities, an article of thetrucker.com reported.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a 4 percent increase in fatal truck accidents in 2015. Large trucks, or those vehicles that have a minimum gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 lbs, were blamed in 3,903 deaths in 2014. One factor that contributed to the fatality increase was more people driving more miles, since fuel prices dropped and the economy picked up. Jonathan Adkins of the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) described the increase as “alarming.”

The attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC understand how painful it is to lose a loved one in a truck accident. If you were injured as the result of a truck accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to hold negligent parties accountable. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (803) 350-9230.


Newberry County superintendent dies in vehicular crash

A school district superintendent in Newberry County was killed in a recent vehicular accident involving a deputy’s patrol vehicle, an article of The State reported on April 17.

Bennie Bennett, 56, on April 16 was pronounced dead after he was involved in an accident at 6:26 p.m. on S.C. 219, at the vicinity of Newberry High School. The accident happened after Bennett’s vehicle crashed into a patrol vehicle driven by Deputy David Brandt who was on his way to respond to a different accident. The siren and lights of Brandt’s vehicle were all activated when the collision took place. Brandt was treated at a hospital and he was released the following day. Aside from the coroner’s office, personnel from the S.C. Highway Patrol are also investigating the incident.

The lawyers of the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends of Bennett during their time of loss. 


Volleyball coach killed in Manning car crash

A female volleyball coach at South Florence High School was recently killed in Manning, S.C. after she was involved in an accident, an article of Morning News Online reported on January 18.

Corporal Sonny Collins of the South Carolina Highway Patrol stated that on January 17, 38-year-old Michelle Hickson was involved in a seemingly minor collision near mile marker 100. This first wreck caused Hickson’s vehicle to stall on a bridge, at which point she exited her car. While Hickson was stopped on the bridge, a second vehicle struck her car while attempting to pass the scene of the first wreck. This collision forced Hickson off the bridge and into Marion Lake.

The details of the collision and Hickson’s death are still unclear, and investigators are working to determine what exactly happened. No details have been released regarding the second vehicle or its driver, and no charges have been filed at this time.


Intoxicated driver arrested in Rock Hill

A driver in Rock Hill was recently arrested after authorities noticed him driving above the speed limit and displaying signs of distraction or intoxication. Information coming from the Rock Hill Police Department said several charges were filed against Jason Dale Naulder, including driving while under the influence (DUI), after he was arrested on January 9.

Naulder, who was driving a pickup, was tailed by a police vehicle on Interstate 77 after he was seen driving 80 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone. The officer also witnessed the driver swerving on the road and almost strike a concrete divider and another vehicle. Upon stopping Naulder, the officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol as well as an unrestrained 2-year-old girl inside his vehicle. Naulder was taken into custody and a bail of $2,000 was imposed to him.

Fortunately, no one suffered injuries in this recent DUI incident; however, the same cannot be said for far too many drivers. If you have been harmed by a drunk driver in Columbia, the attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC want to help you fight for compensation. We will work to hold the negligent individual who caused your accident responsible for his o her bad choices. Call (803) 350-9230 now to learn more.


Driver facing DUI charge in Colleton County fatal accident

A Walterboro-resident driver is facing a driving while under the influence (DUI) charge after he was involved in a recent, fatal accident in Colleton County, live5news.com reported on Oct. 12.

Information coming from authorities revealed that Phillip Crosby, 36, is facing a felony DUI charge after a male passenger in his vehicle died in an accident on October 11. Reports said that at about 3:42 a.m., the vehicle operated by Crosby was flipped after crashing into a tree while in the westbound lane of Mount Carmel Road. The accident reportedly took place after Crosby’s vehicle veered out of its lane. The lone passenger, identified as a 38-year-old man from Ruffin, was pronounced dead at the crash scene while Crosby only sustained minor injuries. Investigating authorities learned that Crosby and his passenger were not wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred.

The lawyers of Goings Law Firm, LLC extend their deepest thoughts to the family and friends who are coping with the sudden loss of their loved one.


Man charged for crashing into Berkeley Co. school bus

A charge was filed against the man responsible for crashing his vehicle into a school bus in Berkeley County, Live 5 reported on February 25.

Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly said that a speeding-related charge was filed against the van driver, whose name was not released, for driving too fast in inclement weather. According to reports, at around 6:15 a.m. a stopped school bus was rear-ended by a van on S. Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner. The school bus driver, whose name was also withheld, said that no students were on board when the collision occurred. The van driver and two of his passengers were extracted from the vehicle and were brought to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

In Columbia alone, the legal team at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, know that many people have sustained serious injuries in vehicular accidents caused by speeding drivers. If this happened to you or to a loved one, we may possibly help you get financial assistance from the negligent parties to cover your medical bills. Find out how we may work for you today by calling (803) 350-9230.


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