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Piedmont, SC – Auto Accident with Injuries Reported near Exit 54 on I-85

Last updated Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Piedmont, SC – Auto Accident with Injuries Reported near Exit 54 on I-85

Piedmont, SC (December 23, 2022) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol was dispatched to the site of a traffic crash that took place on Friday afternoon that left at least one person with injuries. Just before 3:30 p.m., on December 23, authorities were notified that a crash occurred on Interstate 85.

Reports from the South Carolina Department of Transportation indicate that a northbound collision blocked the interstate in the area near exit 54 during the afternoon hours. The incident blocked two left lanes of travel, causing severe disruptions throughout the area.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and firefighters responded to the scene and worked to clear the roadway immediately after arriving. Crews worked extensively to reopen the lanes of travel and allow traffic through the area.

At least one person was injured and transported to a local hospital for care.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigations into the accident.

We hope the injured victims are able to recover quickly.

Car Accidents in South Carolina

Each year, tens of thousands of crashes take place in the state of South Carolina. Many of these accidents result in severe injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, the highway systems that run through our state are more prone to accidents. Not only do accidents take place more frequently, but they are often more severe.

There are a number of reasons why you see so many accidents take place on the interstate highway system in South Carolina. One of the primary reasons is that the roads are simply not designed to handle the amount of traffic that they see on a daily basis. The result is that congestion often leads to accidents.

Another reason why you see so many accidents take place on the interstate highway system in South Carolina is because of the way that people drive. Aggressive and reckless driving is much more common on interstates than it is on other types of roads. This can lead to serious accidents, even when traffic conditions are good.

Finally, there is also the issue of weather. South Carolina generally has very warm weather, which means that ice and snow are not usually issues. However, heavy rains can cause flooding on the interstate highway system, which can lead to serious accidents.

If you’ve suffered injuries due to a car crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. A Piedmont’s car accident lawyer can help you see compensation for your medical costs, vehicle repair expenses, and lost wages.

If you have been harmed in a traffic accident caused by negligence, contact Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys. Our South Carolina personal injury team is here to provide personalized legal assistance when dealing with insurance companies and other parties involved who are denying responsibility for the incident. Take advantage of our free consultation service by calling 888-688-1924 and let us help you get the justice you deserve quickly and effectively.

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. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.

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