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Complete Oconee County, SC accident reports and news.


Accidents in Oconee County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Oconee County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Oconee County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Oconee County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can help you by connecting you with our network of experienced injury lawyers who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

Accident Reports by city

Most recent accident reports

Datesort descending Type Headline
Tue, 12/31/2013 Car Accident Taniyia Chavez Leann Gambrell, 1, Saryia Unique Patton-Dean, 4, killed, Mellissa Patton, 32, and one other injured in car crash on Wells Highway in Seneca, South Carolina
Sat, 01/11/2014 Motorcycle Accident Motorcyclist is killed when he collides with tractor trailer on Highway 123.
Fri, 05/09/2014 Pedestrian Accident Sandra Faye Dickson, 63, killed in pedestrian accident on May 10 on West Oak Highway.
Sat, 05/10/2014 Motorcycle Accident Martinze Oneal Buchanan, 38, killed in motorcycle crash on May 11.
Sun, 08/31/2014 Boat Accident Sherry Darlene Barron, 47, charged with boating under the influence in jet ski crash that left 2 adults and 4 children injured on Lake Keowee in Oconee County, South Carolina
Sat, 09/06/2014 Car Accident 38-year-old female driver and 39-year-old male passenger killed and multiple people injured in five-car accident on Sandifer Boulevard in Seneca, South Carolina
Sat, 09/06/2014 Car Accident Joshua Adam Silvers, 29, and Michele Wright Silvers, 28, killed and several people injured in broadside crash on Sandifer Boulevard near Seneca, South Carolina
Sun, 09/14/2014 Car Accident Hilda J. Parker, 58, dies after car crash in Seneca, South Carolina
Wed, 04/01/2015 Bicycle Accident Michael F. Lee, 55, dies in hit-and-run bicycle accident on Shiloh Road near the Oconee County Airport in Seneca, South Carolina
Thu, 04/09/2015 Pedestrian Accident Garbin Libert, 53, killed in pedestrian collision with tractor trailer in truck stop parking lot in Fair Play, South Carolina
Tue, 04/28/2015 Truck Accident Pickup driver, 45, killed in crash with tractor trailer on North S.C. Highway 11 north of Walhalla, South Carolina
Fri, 10/02/2015 Aircraft Accident Charles D. Smith, 71, Scott A. Smith, 44, Tony L. Elliott, 54, and Scott D. Bibler, 51, killed in small-plane crash near Highway 123 in Oconee County, South Carolina
Sun, 10/25/2015 Truck Accident Gary A Stephens, 60, killed in semi truck crash allegedly caused by fatigued driver on I-85 near Fair Play, South Carolina
Sat, 01/16/2016 Car Accident Samuel G. Haley, 80, dies days after suffering critical injuries in car crash at Highway 11 and Blackjack Road near Westminster, South Carolina
Sun, 01/24/2016 Motorcycle Accident Motorcyclist Mark Lane Sanders, 56, killed in collision with SUV at West Cherry Road and High Point Boulevard near Seneca, South Carolina
Tue, 09/13/2016 Other Type of Accident Christopher Carranza injured when tree trimming tractor backs over him on Cody Road in Seneca, South Carolina
Sun, 10/02/2016 Pedestrian Accident Samuel Thomas Bryant, 2, dies after being struck by car in front of home on Westminster Highway in Oconee County, South Carolina