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Columbia Car Accident Attorneys Note How Downed Lines Impact Extrication

A collision between a semi tractor-trailer and a red car temporarily closed a heavily traveled road in Greenville during the early evening hours of Wednesday, April 22. The accident happened right in front of the Camelot Inn on Memorial Drive near Arlington Boulevard. There was no immediate information available as to how the accident happened.

Challenge of Downed Power Lines

The wreck brought down power lines, and first responders could attend to the injured only after a crew from Greenville Utilities de-energized the electrical wires. Responding firefighters told WITN news that two individuals required extrication from a red car. A total of three people required transport to the hospital. There was no immediate information available regarding medical treatment provided to those that suffered injuries in the crash.

Road Temporarily Closed

It was necessary to close Memorial Road for approximately one-half mile in each direction as investigators and clean-up crews worked at the scene.

Although the investigation into this particular accident is ongoing, South Carolina state law does allow injured victims to seek compensation in civil court when it is possible to reasonably assert that negligent conduct caused the crash. In many cases, settlements occur without a trial. Compensation is often pursued for medical expenses, lost wages, pain-and-suffering and long-term rehabilitation, if required.

If you or a loved one suffers injury in a traffic accident, it is possible to speak with Columbia car accident attorneys about the matter. It is simple to arrange for such a free, no-obligation consultation. Please contact us with your questions, or to schedule an appointment.