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Motor vehicle accidents on the rise as tourist season approaches

South Carolina is known for its many beautiful and pristine beaches. Thousands of people across the country love to vacation along the South Carolina shoreline during the warmer months. The arrival of the summer tourist season means roadways across the state will become even more crowded. Interstate highways that intersect the state can quickly become congested from the sudden influx of traffic as vacationers flock to the coast. Unfortunate bi-products of the increased out-of-state traffic are motor vehicle accidents.

Traffic on Interstate 26 near Laurens came to a stand-still for hours following an accident that claimed the life of a  man from a neighboring state. Reports say a Chevrolet SUV and a Jeep Wrangler were both traveling east on I-26 during the afternoon hours when the two vehicles collided. The Jeep overturned, ejecting the driver, according to reports.

Authorities say the driver of the Jeep, a Georgia resident, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Chevrolet SUV remained on the scene and was not injured in the collision. The crash shutdown all eastbound lanes of I-26 for almost 3 hours and traffic remained snarled. The interstate fully reopened later that evening, reports say.

Motorists across South Carolina should remain focused and be extra cautious during the upcoming tourist season as traffic increases across the state. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents usually parallel the increased traffic. Anyone in South Carolina who suffers loss or injuries from a motor vehicle crash may be able to pursue legal action. Victims and families could achieve financial relief from any monetary damages awarded from a successful lawsuit.

Source:, "Georgia man ID'd in fatal wreck that snarled I-26 for hours", Noah Feit, April 22, 2018

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