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Firefighter dead in Anderson County DUI accident

Firefighter dead in Anderson County DUI accident

A firefighter was killed while performing his duties at the vicinity of Sandy Springs Road after he was struck by a vehicle whose driver was under the influence, wyff4.com reported on February 16.

Authorities confirmed the death of Sandy Springs Fire Department member, 52-year-old Kenneth Stanton. Stanton reportedly was responding to an accident on Highway 76 at around 9:00 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle operated by 64-year-old Charles Pickens. Authorities later apprehended Pickens at his house in Pendleton. Several charges were filed against Pickens including felony DUI resulting in death and fleeing the accident scene.

The Columbia personal injury lawyers of Goings Law Firm, LLC are deeply saddened for the family and friends who are devastated by the recent loss of their loved one.


Michael Phelps busted for DUI

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested in Baltimore for driving a vehicle under the influence (DUI), NBC Washington reported on October 1.

Police reports said before 2:00 a.m. Phelps, 29, drove 84mph down I-395 where a speed limit of 45mph should be maintained. Phelps was seen speeding and crossing double lines inside the Fort McHenry tunnel. Maryland authorities took Phelps into custody after he failed several field sobriety tests. On the same day, Phelps issued an apology statement using his twitter account. Other traffic violation charges were filed against the swimming champion, who was also arrested for a DUI 10 years ago.

Sadly, many people suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by drivers who are under the influence. If you have experienced this, compensation for damages may be won on your behalf to help you recover. Find out how the Columbia-based lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may help you today by calling our offices at (803) 350-9230.


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