Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 7:04 am
A Charleston car accident resulted in a drunk driving charge for a Nicholas County man Sunday.
According to officials with the Nicholas County Sheriff's Department, 35 year-old Christopher Dean Moyer, of Webster Road in Summerville, was arrested after his vehicle crashed into Glade Creek on Sunday. Police say Moyer was arrested after responding officers detected the smell of alcohol on his person.
Moyer has been charged with second-offense aggravated DUI and obstructing an officer. In addition to these charges, a felony warrant was issued for Moyer's arrest after he allegedly obtained money under false pretenses from the Summersville Regional Medical Center, according to the sheriff's department. Deputies say he acquired more than $1,000 from the facility.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information on victims' rights in the wake of a car accident, please contact a Charleston DUI accident lawyer of the Steinberg law Firm by calling 843-720-2800.
Posted on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 at 6:30 am
According to authorities, the scaffolding supporting a work crew working on the windows at Laurens Place, a waterfront condomnium complex in downtown Charleston, collapsed around 4 PM Monday, killing one worker and injuring another.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other fell into the Charleston Harbor and was rushed to Medical University Hospital, but the extent of his injuries are not yet known.
While the Charleston County Coroner's Office has confirmed the first man's death, information as to who the man was or what company he worked for has not been released. Witnesses say that at least three workers had been using the scaffolding prior to the tragic accident. The scaffolding was about 20 feet above the ground, and the workers had set up an extension ladder on top of it.
One witness saw the setup as he left the complex. "When I saw that I was like, 'What are they thinking?' That is so dangerous."
Our thoughts are with the families of the victims in this tragic incident.
Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 4:25 am
According to the Charleston Gazette, a coal truck crossed the center line on West Virginia 61 by Beards Fork a little before noon. 19-year-olds Justin Davis and Adam Sizemore were driving their Chevrolet Trailblazer on the opposite side of West Virginia 61. Unfortunately, they were in the coal truck's path as it crossed the center line.
The driver of the Trailblazer, Davis, was thrown from the vehicle. His passenger, Sizemore, was also injured. They were both life-flighted to the hospital. Charleston Area Medical Center reports that Davis is in critical condition, and Sizemore is stable.
26-year-old Larry Evans was the driver of the coal truck. Police have not issued him a ticket for the accident. He was not injured. Police think that he was distracted when he crossed the line.
Another driver's negligence can cause you to be severely injured. If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of another driver's negligence, contact your Charleston Truck Accident Attorneys at The Steinberg Law Firm by dialing 843-720-2800 today.
Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 2:24 am
WCHS radio reports that the Du Pont Plant has been cited six times for significant workplace violations. These citations came from the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration because of an accident at the plant last January.
The accident occurred when Carl Fish, 58, died after exposure to phosphene gas. According to OSHA, the company failed, "to properly inspect piping
used to transfer the phosgene, perform a thorough process hazard
analysis for the operation, train workers on hazards associated with the
gas, thoroughly inspect all high-risk sections of piping used to
transfer other chemicals, and properly install energized electrical
conductors," writes WCHS Radio. the fines add up to $43,000 owed by the company.
Toxic substances can make you sick and cause serious health problems. If you or someone you know has been exposed to toxic substances on the job, contact a Charleston Exposure to Toxic Substances Attorney at the Steinberg Law Firm, P.C.
Posted on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 8:05 am
A woman from South Charleston was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Ohio Tuesday.
According to a statement released by officials with the Springfield Regional Medical Center, 48 year-old Debra S. Wilson, of South Charleston, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on U.S. 40 at Houston Pike in Clark County, Ohio. The crash occurred shortly after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, police say.
According to officials at the Springfield Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, Wilson was traveling south on Houston Pike when she failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into the path of a westbound truck driven by 76 year-old Allen Reese, of Cedarville. Reese's truck collided with the left side of Wilson's car. The force of the impact sent Wilson's vehicle off the north edge of U.S. 40.
Wilson was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash, authorities say.
Harmoney Township emergency personnel responded to the scene.
Reese was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, following the accident, where he was treated and released. Reese voluntarily consented to a urine sample at the hospital; results are pending.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Charleston personal injury attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm have been helping people with auto accident claims for over 80 years, and we understand the devastating impact a car accident can have. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family and friends.
Posted on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 7:52 am
A man from Florida was killed in a Charleston motorcycle accident on US-17 early Thursday evening.
According to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamera Willard, 31 year-old James Marlow, of Ocala, FL, died of multiple trauma after a car collided with his motorcycle shortly after 5:00 p.m. Thursday. The accident occurred in an area between Farrow Parkway and Harrelson Boulevard, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman, Lace Corporal Paul Brothers. Marlow was rear-ended by a 1987 Oldsmobile as it slowed to make a left turn off the US-17 Bypass, police say.
Investigators say Marlow was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. A second passenger on the motorcycle was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center after the crash. Officials could not comment on the nature or extent of the passenger's injuries.
The driver of the Oldsmobile, 18 year-old Gwendolyn T. Rich, of Myrtle Beach, was uninjured in the accident and has been questioned by on-scene investigators.
The crash remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. No charges have been filed at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and friends.
Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 6:10 am
A man from Belton was airlifted to a hospital Tuesday after a South Carolina car accident.
According to officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, 18 year-old Hunter Callahan was traveling south on Henry Thomas Road in Belton shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when the accident occurred. Authorities say Callahan ran off the road, overcorrected, careened off the opposite shoulder and struck a tree near S.C. 252.
According to Parol Lance Corporal Scot Edgeworth with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Callahan was trapped inside his 1990 Chevy truck for more than an hour as rescue teams from the Belton Rescue Squad, Rock Springs Fire Department, and Craytonville Fire Department worked to free him. Callahan was airlifted by MedTrans helicopter to Greenville Hospital System at approximately 9:50 a.m.
Edgeworth said Callahan was cited for driving too fast for conditions and was not wearing a seatbelt.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a South Carolina car accident, please contact a Charleston personal injury lawyer from the Steinberg Law Firm by calling 843-720-0700.
Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 5:54 am
A woman was killed in a South Carolina car accident Saturday.
According to officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, 57 year-old Marie Terens was driving a 1999 Mercury Cougar on Laurel Street in Lexington shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday when the accident happened. Authorities report that Terens was traveling at an excessive speed, well above the posted limit, when she lost control of her vehicle, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck several trees.
Terens was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police say. She was ejected from the vehicle upon impact. Terens was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Police continue to investigate the crash and a toxicology report is pending.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's friends and family.
Posted on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 3:01 am
A woman from Scranton, South Carolina was killed in a two-vehicle collision in southern Florence County early Saturday afternoon.
According to Lance Corporal Sonny Collins, of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Trifalia and Matthews Roads. Florence County Coroner MG "Bubba" Matthews identifed the victim as 62 year-old Regina M. Yarborough, of West Camp Branch Road, Scranton. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Matthews said.
Yarborough was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy that was struck by a Ford F-350, when the driver of the Ford, 29 year-old Anthony Stewart, failed to yield the right of way at the intersection, Collins said.
Stewart was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car accident, the victim was not.
Posted on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 2:53 am
Three people were killed in an early morning car crash in Aiken County, South Carolina Friday.
According to officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred just after midnight on Grey Mare Hollow Road. A vehicle which police believe to be driven by Troy Crawford, of New Ellenton, South Carolina left the roadway, struck several trees, and then overturned. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, Crawford was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two passengers in the vehicle were also killed. Carlton identified the two other victims as 26 year-old Noah Boone, of Aiken, and 23 year-old Erika Gregory-Ward, of Warrenville, South Carolina.
Carlton says all three died from multiple body trauma, and none was wearing seat belts. Police and the Aiken County Coroner's Office are investigating the South Carolina car crash and deaths.
Toxicology results are pending, but police suspect alcohol and/or drugs to be contributing factors in the wreck.