A fiery multi-vehicle accident took place in North Charleston, South Carolina, causing a fatality and injuries. Just before 2pm on Monday afternoon, the car accident occurred on Interstate 26 when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a pickup truck, which led to a chain reaction crash and involved another tractor-trailer, an SUV, and a sedan. The first tractor-trailer and the SUV ignited after the initial collision, which fatally injured the SUV driver although the tractor-trailer driver incurred no injuries. Both the pickup truck driver and passenger sustained various injuries and received medical treatment at a local hospital after the fiery multi-vehicle accident.
The results of a multi-vehicle accident could be catastrophic and inflict victims with a wide range of injuries as well as potential fatalities. On a congested highway, one minor collision may instigate several other crashes, causing excessive damage including hazardous spills or blazes that may have dire consequences. Drivers may fail to use caution when driving near the accident site or may become distracted by the chaos and engage in a crash.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a car accident, our South Carolina car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will offer a helping hand. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 or contact us online. With offices located throughout South Carolina, we serve clients in Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, and Newberry County, including those in towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.