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August 21, 2022

Charleston, SC – Several Drivers Collide in Crash on I-526 at Westmoreland Bridge

Charleston, SC (August 21, 2022) – At least one person was hurt in an automobile accident that occurred on Friday morning, August 19, in the Charleston area.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:05 a.m. on westbound Interstate 526 near the Westmoreland Bridge. The roadway was shut down for three hours with all lanes closed. Responding medics administered care and transported the wounded to area hospitals for further treatment.

There has been no further information given to the public, but the cause of the accident is currently being looked into.

The injured and their loved ones are in our prayers at this time, and we are wishing them a speedy and complete recovery.

South Carolina’s Rate of Injury-Causing Car Accidents

The leading cause of death in South Carolina is automobile collisions. Based on data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, South Carolina has the highest mortality rate in the United States, with 1.88 deaths for every 100,000,000 vehicle miles traveled. Nationally, the norm and countrywide figures are a good bit lower.

Charleston, SC - Several Drivers Collide in Crash on I-526 at Westmoreland Bridge

A person’s life might be drastically changed after a car crash. However, this shift may only be short-lived, or it may persist for quite some time. For instance, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to deal with skyrocketing medical bills that you can’t pay.

 It’s possible that you won’t be able to get to work on time or do your tasks considering the profound physical and mental trauma you’ve had to endure. Your ability to perform your typical day-to-day activities may be impaired. Everything, from picking up the kids from school to going to the store, could become difficult.

As a storied law firm with a seasoned team of attorneys, all well-versed in Palmetto State law, Monge & Associates has extensive expertise advocating on behalf of those who have been hurt due to another driver’s carelessness. Our legal team’s top priority is protecting the victims’ legal rights and helping them secure the financial resources they need to heal. If you were hurt in a car accident and believe the other motorist was at fault, you should contact a Charleston personal injury attorney right away at 888-688-1924.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

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