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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 Weather.com

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

Local coroner Brittany Martin says Terrill died at the scene of the crash. Terrill was apparently traveling at a high speed.
Date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Roadway: 
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.
Date: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Roadway: 
I-26
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Rollover
Two hit-and-run victims were taken to the hospital with injuries. One of them, Justin Plumlee, later died. Authorities say the driver, Andrew Lanzaro, will be charged with Reckless Homicide today during bond hearing.
Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Hit and Run
Andra was transported to a local emergency room, where he was pronounced dead.
Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 45
Type: Car Accident
41-year-old Michael Stephens was arrested after a hit-and-run accident killed a pedestrian Saturday morning on Highway 17A near Mitten Road in Moncks Corner.
Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 17A
According to police reports, Jenkins admitted to having three or four beers while at a downtown bar, and was being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center. The other driver sustained minor injuries in the accident and later sought medical attention.
Date: 
Friday, August 29, 2014
Roadway: 
Ravenel Bridge
A Jeep traveling on Manning Highway crossed the center line and struck a pickup truck head-on. A passenger in the Jeep died in the crash. Both the driver of the Jeep and the pickup were transported to McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence.
Date: 
Friday, August 22, 2014
Roadway: 
Manning Highway
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on
Cain was found injured lying on Trojan Road according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. She was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to her injuries, he said.
Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Roadway: 
Trojan Road
Witnesses said the airplane "immediately looked unstable" after its liftoff, and crashed shortly after.
Date: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014
North Charleston police have arrested and charged 25-year-old Kevin Larone Ivery in connection with the death of 71-year-old Barbara Ann Wisdom, a nun from New York.
Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
A South Carolina dad is having trouble forgiving the drunk firefighter who nearly killed his 14-year-old daughter.
Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Roadway: 
Camelot Drive