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September 6, 2022

Latta, SC – One Airlifted After 18-Wheeler Crash at SC-38 & Gum Swamp Rd

Latta, SC (September 6, 2022) – There were reported injuries after a two-vehicle crash in the Latta area on Monday afternoon, September 5. 

The crash took place at around 1:17 p.m. at the intersection of SC-38 and Gum Swamp Road in Dillon County. A pickup hauling a camper truck collided with an 18-wheeler. One person was airlifted from the scene to be treated for sustained injuries. 

No updates on their condition have been provided at this time. 

An ongoing crash investigation is underway. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

18-Wheeler Crashes in South Carolina

Latta, SC - One Airlifted After 18-Wheeler Crash at SC-38 & Gum Swamp Rd

Trucking is the main mode of transporting freight in South Carolina, and there are 27,770 tractor-trailer drivers living there. Our 41,000 miles of state-maintained roadways and interstate systems facilitate the long-distance transit of commodities. What is good for business and the economy may also pose serious safety risks.

The aftermath of an accident involving a tractor-trailer or any other type of commercial vehicle is almost always devastating. These automobiles may weigh as much as 16,000 kg. When it comes to surviving a collision with a tractor-trailer, not even the most secure automobile, truck, or SUV has a chance. Many restrictions that govern the operation of tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks do not pertain to the operation of passenger vehicles.

Because of their size, weight, and speed, truck accidents, particularly those involving tractor-trailers, can cause catastrophic damage and injuries that can drastically impact a person’s quality of life. You are entitled to justice, and depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible for considerable monetary compensation, if you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by the carelessness of another person.

The lawyers at Monge & Associates can protect their clients’ rights when another driver was to blame for an accident that led to severe injuries. Our legal team is committed to defending the legal rights of accident victims and helping them acquire the resources they need for a full recovery. Call a Latta semi-truck accident lawyer at 888-688-1924 if you were hurt in an accident that occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence.

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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