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Charleston, SC - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Charleston, South Carolina - Seaports, forts, and historic mansions define the past and support the economy of the present

Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water. 

Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city by the mid-eighteenth century. Through the mid-nineteenth century, Charleston’s economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo. Today, major sources of capital came from Joint Base Charleston, the area’s medical industry, and the tourism industry.  Today approximately 4.51 million people visit Charleston annually, generating an estimated $3.22 billion. 

Travel in Charleston

To get up-to-date road information, go to the South Carolina 511 site. And to find out current weather conditions in Charleston, go to

The major interstates and highways of Charleston include:

  •  I-26 (eastern terminus is in Charleston)
  •  I-526
  •  I-526 Bus.
  •  US 17
  •  US 52 (eastern terminus is in Charleston)

  •  US 52 Spur
  •  US 78 (Eastern terminus is in Charleston)
  •  SC 7 (Sam Rittenberg Boulevard)
  •  SC 30 (James Island Expressway)
  •  SC 61 (St. Andrews Boulevard/Ashley River Road)
  •  SC 171 (Old Towne Road/Folly Road)
  •  SC 461 (Paul Cantrell Boulevard/Glenn McConnell Parkway)
  •  SC 700 (Maybank Highway)

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Charleston:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Charleston, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Charleston accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Grief support information for accident victims in Charleston

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Charleston grief support organizations.

Legal information for Charleston accident victims

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in Charleston, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

 Where to find legal assistance after a Charleston injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Charleston personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Charleston car accident lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Charleston accident lawyer can do to help.  
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Most recent accident reports

Alexis Richardson, 32, of James Island died at MUSC from blunt force trauma after she was struck by a truck on Thursday at 1:11 a.m., on Folly Road at Battery Island Drive.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Folly Road
Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne Dewitt was arrested after a hit and run collision that involved injuries in the early morning of December 28, at the intersection of Red Bank Road and Henry Brown Road in Berkeley County.A Ford&n
Randy Fallaw was driving on Interstate 85 when he swerved to miss hitting another car.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Interstate 85
Ladson, SC
Type: Car Accident
The two people who died in a car collision in Awendaw on Wednesday have been identified as Brian Morgan Owen Jr., 32, of Mount Pleasant, and Elijah Cromedy, 58, of Huger. Both men were pronounced deceased at the site.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Two people were killed in a car accident on Interstate 26 Saturday night when a 2012 Dodge Challenger, driven by Ramesses Mahdee, rear-ended and a  Mazda sedan, driven by Tommy Barrett. The collision caused&nbs
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A woman who was with the man says he attempted to reach out and touch the train with his hand when he was struck and
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
A 23-year-old Charleston man, identified as Carson Neymoss, was walking on Interstate 26 was hit and killed Sunday
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Interstate 26
A 31-year-old Summerville woman was killed in a head-on collision on the Stono Bridge Tuesday night.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Stono Bridge
Type: Car Accident

A school bus had stopped to pick up children and was using its warning lights when a car ran into the back

Monday, October 27, 2014
Nunuville Road
Luis Romero has died and another was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Wadmalaw Island this morning,.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Liberia Road

Lawrence Phillips was riding in the backseat of a minivan that was traveling on 

Monday, October 20, 2014
Old State Road