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 Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 10:24 am
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a South Charleston 20-year-old man was killed in a one-vehicle accident this weekend.
The crash occurred around 3:30 AM on State Route 343 just east of Ohio 370 in Miami Township. Police believe the man's car swerved off the right side of the roadway. The man overcorrected and lost control.
The vehicle then entered a ditch, overturned, and struck a tree. Emergency personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 6:20 am
According to Kanawha County Fire Coordinator C.W. Sigman, a three-vehicle accident seriously injured one person Thursday morning.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Corridor G and Sand Plant Road near Alum Creek around 7:30 AM in the northbound lanes.
One car slid over the hill, trapping the passenger inside. The passenger sustained injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
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 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, July 13th, 2010 at 2:40 am
According to The Post and Courier, "A judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit against North Charleston police stemming from the 2006 death of a man who was repeatedly jolted with a Taser gun while high on cocaine."
The wrongful death suit was dismissed after a defense motion because the plaintiff, Black's mother, and her attorney continually failed to respond to requests and meet court deadlines. The judge did dismiss the case without prejudice, however, which means it can be refiled again.
In October 2006, Kip Black, a mentally impaired man, was stripping and acting wildly when police discovered him. The Post and Courier reports then, "Black began chewing on his driver's license and running into traffic." Officers used both tasers and chemical spray, which they said had little effect. It took four officers to bring him to the ground. He was pronounced dead later at a local hospital. According to The Post and Courier, "The Charleston County Coroner's Office ruled that cocaine use had causedBlack to die from 'excited delirium syndrome.'"
Posted on Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 3:29 am
Officials warn residents of the Carolinas to prepare themselves for a weekend filled with heavy traffic and increased state trooper presence. The Charlotte Observer reports that "AAA Carolinas estimates there will be a 12 percent increase in the number of holiday travelers in North and South Carolina."
In an effort to ease traffic, officials will halt all construction on the major roadways. This begins at 4 p.m. today and ends at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The Charlotte Observer says the the Fourth of July weekend brings danger with it. It even goes so far as to report that, "is historically one of the most dangerous times for drivers." AAA Carolinas says that, last year alone, there were 20 road deaths in North Carolina and 16 in South Carolina.
The Charleston car accident lawyers at The Steinberg Law Firm hope that you have a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend.
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.