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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

The Coast Guard received a report of two boats colliding at around 1:49pm at the mouth of the creek.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Jeff Hughes crashed his pickup truck into a swimming pool in Mount Pleasant and then fled the scene, leaving his truck in the pool. He claims that he drove into the pool to avoid hitting an animal that was in the roadway.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Magnolia Street
Andrew Grimes, a well-respected assistant public defender from Summerville, died Tuesday afternoon after he was in a car crash in North Charleston.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Michaux Parkway
Type: Car Accident
Jennings was taken to Medical University Hospital, but died just before 4:00pm.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Farrell Street
Police are asking the public for their help to find the driver of a dark-colored Dodge Challenger or Charger. The vehicle
Friday, September 19, 2014
King Street

Nancy Rawls was traveling south on 17 Business and attempted to turn left onto Cyprus Avenue in front of a

Saturday, September 13, 2014
17 Business
Type: Car Accident

Twelve students were taken to the hospital after a car struck a school bus Friday on James Island at about 3:58 p.m. The car entered the intersection at Dills Bluff Road and Winborn Drive without stopping.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Type: Bus Accident
Though 12 students were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina and to St.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Dills Bluff
The male passenger, Christopher Hearn, who died was partially ejected from the vehicle. Maguire was wearing a seat belt and survived the crash, but is now being held in Berkeley County Jail.
The passenger of the Lincoln, 70-year-old John Harkins of Ridgeville, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Local coroner Brittany Martin says Terrill died at the scene of the crash. Terrill was apparently traveling at a high speed.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
US 78
The driver of a motorcycle died after the cycle struck the back of a stopped vehicle on U.S. 78, according to Charleston County. Theodore Terrill, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle after running off the road and into a tree, being fatally injured in the process.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Type: Car Accident