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All Posts in Category: serious injuries


Dealing With an Injury at a Haunted House

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 05 Oct, 2016

Ah, Halloween. The time of ghosts and goblins. The smell of autumn is in the air, and haunted houses are opening across the country. When was the last time you visited a haunted house?

Imagine yourself turning a dark corner and bumping right into the monster of your nightmares. Walking down a hallway and coming face-to-face with a goblin. Open a door and you are met with nothing but darkness. Chances are that if you’ve been to a haunted house, you can picture these things in your mind vividly.

No matter what you picture in your mind when someone brings up haunted houses, it’s rare to imagineRead More


Two Dead and One Injured In Sunday Crash

Posted by Mary Lightman on 26 Oct, 2014

An early morning crash Sunday Donald Lee Parduehas left two people dead and another injured.

According to reports, Billy Blackwelder, who was driving, and Eric Morris, who has in the front passenger’s seat, were both pronounced dead at the scene and the rear passenger, Kathleen Copenhaver, suffered injuries that required her to be transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The accident occurred when Blackwelder lost control of the Jeep Cherokee he was driving when he attempted to take a turn at too high a speed. Blackwelder went off the road and into the median where he then over-corrected and sent… Read More


Thrown Stones Lands Teacher in Hospital

Posted by Mary Lightman on 29 Aug, 2014

One of four youths charged with throwing heavy stones off an overpass, resulting in serious injury to an Ohio teacher, testified in court Tuesday.

“I knew they were going to throw rocks, but never thought they were going to hurt anyone as they did it,” said Keefer McGee.

The four young men had been out, bent on a night of mayhem. In a string of thefts and vandalism, the four young men stole food from a grocery store, smashed windows and mailboxes and drove vehicles through a farmer’s field before finally deciding to drop rocks onto oncoming vehicles from an overpass. The… Read More


Accident on I-95 Kills One and Injures Five

Posted by Mary Lightman on 21 Jul, 2014

RickSteering over correction is a major cause of accidents.  It is natural to panic and over correct when faced with an auto that reacts in an unexpected manner.  Over correction often occurs when an object crosses into the path of the vehicle, a tire blows out, wet pavement makes a vehicle slide and many other reasons.

In Colleton County early Monday morning, a van with six people fell victim to over correction and struck several trees in the median of I-95.  The accident killed one of the passengers and injured five others.  It is unclear what originally caused the overcorrection and the accident… Read More


Wrong Way Driver Hit on I-385 Ends in Tragedy

Posted by Mary Lightman on 17 Jul, 2014

Rageross via Wikimedia Creative CommonsAn 18-year-old driver was traveling northbound on I-385 Wednesday night when he struck a stopped car heading the wrong way in the northbound lane.

There is no information as to why the 2001 Mercury SUV was stopped and facing the wrong direction, but the driver was entrapped in the vehicle following the accident.  Unfortunately rescue crews were unable to save the man and pronounced dead at the scene once freed from the vehicle.

Police did not file charges against Franklin Melendez, the driver of the vehicle that hit the SUV, but the case is still under investigation.

Accidents such as this one … Read More


Three Shot in Altercation at Local Sports Bar

Posted by Mary Lightman on 16 Jul, 2014

Officials are not completely sure what happened at a Gaffney sports bar, what they are clear about is that an altercation left five people injured early Sunday morning.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s office responded to a call at the Main Event Pool Sports Lounge & Grill around 1 am where they found three people with gunshot wounds and two others with lacerations.  All were superficial wounds and none were life threatening but they are still trying to sort out the details of what happened.

In most personal injury cases we think of an accident like a fall or car crash.  However, at times both… Read More


Greyhound Bus involved in Wrong Way Collision on I-70 in Indiana

Posted by Mary Lightman on 15 Jul, 2014

LincolnGroup11 via Wikimedia Creative Commons LicenseRecently, near Richmond Indiana, a Greyhound bus filled with passengers learned first-hand how an accident can disrupt lives.  The bus was travelling on interstate 70 near Richmond when a stolen car, being driven in the wrong direction down the highway collided with the bus.

Phillip Lloyd was the driver of the stolen 1999 Ford Mustang.  It is not known why Lloyd stole the car or why he was driving it the wrong way down the interstate.  It is only known that he stole the car from a Love truck stop shortly before the accident happened.  Lloyd died from injuries suffered in the crash.

The Greyhound… Read More


Walmart Named as Defendant in Negligence Suit by Comic Tracy Morgan

Posted by Mary Lightman on 12 Jul, 2014

David Shankbone via Wikimedia Creative Commons LicenseComedian Tracy Morgan’s bus accident made national headlines.  The accident on the New Jersey turnpike killed his friend and fellow comedian James Mcnair and seriously injured Morgan and two other passengers.

Now the comedian is not joking about a suit against Walmart for the accident.

Morgan is accusing the giant retailer of negligence for allowing their driver to get behind the wheel when he should have been resting.

Morgan alleges that Walmart driver Kevin Roper plowed his truck into the van that held Morgan, Mcnair and a few others as passengers and that the accident was caused due to … Read More


Seventeen-Year-Old Boy Killed in Head-On Collision

Posted by Mary Lightman on 25 Jun, 2014

Hawkesbury 201 Commodore SS via Wikimedia CommonsTwo people were injured and one died early Sunday morning in a head-on wrong-way collision on Business 85 in Spartanburg.

It is unclear why Lisa Fall, a 42-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang, was driving the wrong way on Business 85 just prior to the collision.  Fall hit a Honda head-on in an accident that took the life of 17-year-old Allen Peter Turlak and seriously injured his 19-year-old brother.

Investigators have not yet released any information regarding charges against the driver.  There is still a pending investigation into the crash.

This accident took place around 4 am on a Friday morning. … Read More


Man Dies after Losing Control of Moped on Roadway

Posted by Mary Lightman on 15 Jun, 2014

Dbratland via Wikimedia Creative CommonsAccidents involving bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles are at a high this time of year.  Summertime brings two wheel vehicles out in mass numbers.  These bikes can be a lot of fun.  If you are riding this summer, practice safe riding.  This can make the difference of life and death if involved in an accident.

On Tuesday, a Greenville man lost control of his moped while on White House Road.  The crash caused blunt force trauma to the riders head and he died from his injuries shortly following the accident.

Unfortunately, accidents like this are becoming more common and could possibly be prevented… Read More