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A major tourist destination in the United States, Myrtle Beach and Florence are known for warm subtropical climate and beautiful beaches
With around 14 million visitors each year, many coming for the well-known Harley Bike Week, they also see a whole lot of accidents. The area sees over 2800 days of sunshine annually and is known for mild winters and tropical summers. For more on local weather conditions, try Accuweather. Though technically a man-made island, Myrtle Beach is accessible by several roadways including:
- U.S. Route 17 which stretches along the length of the city;
- U.S. Route 17 Business, or Kings Highway, making a loop off of U.S. Route 17 through the city;
- U.S. Route 501, a north-south highway that leads to Myrtle Beach;
- South Carolina 31 which bypasses much of the city center.
The city is also home to several mass transit bus options such as The Coast RTA and PDRTA. Bike rentals are also available for locals and tourists alike from places such as Myrtle Beach Bicycles. To get up-to-date road information, go to the South Carolina DOT site.
Florence, South Carolina is the county seat of Florence County and the primary city within the Florence metropolitan area. The area forms the core of the historical "Pee Dee" region of South Carolina. The city was founded as a railroad hub and became the junction of three major railroad systems. As of 2013, the city retains its status as a major hub, both for industry and infrastructure, while establishing itself as a regional center for business, medicine, culture and finance.
Links to recent accidents in the Myrtle Beach and Florence areas
Here is information on the most recent accidents in Myrtle Beach and Florence:
- Myrtle Beach and Florence car accidents;
- Myrtle Beach and Florence bicycle accidents;
- Myrtle Beach and Florence motorcycle accidents;
- Myrtle Beach and Florence commercial truck accidents;
- Myrtle Beach and Florence drunk driving accidents;
- Myrtle Beach and Florence pedestrian accidents.
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Myrtle Beach or Florence, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
If you know someone who has been injured in a Myrtle Beach or Florence accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
- Grand Strand Medical Center;
- South Strand Ambulatory Care Center;
- McLeod Health Center;
- Carolinas Hospital System.
Myrtle Beach and Florence grief support information for accident victims
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 Myrtle Beach grief support organizations and Florence grief support groups.
Myrtle Beach and Florence legal information for accident victims
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Myrtle Beach or Florence, 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 Myrtle Beach or Florence injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Myrtle Beach - Florence 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 wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a good Myrtle Beach - Florence personal injury lawyer can do to help.
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A Scranton man died Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash shortly after 9 p.m. on McAllister Mill Road in Florence.
Two people were killed early Wednesday morning during a high-speed chase with a deputy from the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.
A Hartsville man died Thursday following a tractor crash on Fox Creek Golf Course near Lydia.
Darlington County Coroner J. Todd Hardee identified the victim as Charles R. Tyner, 51 -- a long-time employee of the golf course.
The driver of a car involved in a fatal Dillon County crash Sunday night has been charged with felony DUI.
A Green Sea Floyds man died in a wreck on SC 917 at Shelly Lane in Nichols Wednesday morning.
Authorities say three people died when a small plane crashed between two houses in a neighborhood in Hartsville.
An honor guard from Fort Bragg en route to Charlotte Friday morning was involved in a major crash near Laurinburg, the Highway Patrol confirmed Friday afternoon.