A Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy and another individual were injured in an early morning collision in North Charleston, SC on Saturday.
According to SC Highway Patrol Cpl. Matt Southern, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy was traveling west on US Highway 78 in a squad car when he collided with a 2017 Nissan Van.
The accident happened shortly after 2 a.m. and the deputy has been identified as Joshua Whitmore. He joined the department in June. Southern said the Nissan was heading east and the driver was trying to turn onto Elms Plantation Boulevard when the crash occurred.
According to Southern, both Whitmore and the unidentified driver were wearing seatbelts. They were both taken to the nearby Trident Medical Center. The deputy suffered serious injuries. The sheriff’s office said Whitmore was responding to reports of a disturbance involving firearms and he had activated his emergency lights and sirens.
The Highway Patrol will continue to investigate the crash.
In other news, one person was killed and another injured in a three-vehicle crash on James Island. The accident happened around 12:14 p.m. on Folly Road near James Prioleau Road. Capt. Roger Antonio of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said the second person’s injuries were not life-threatening. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the deceased. Forensic specialists and other first responders were present at the scene.
If you received injuries in an accident or your loved one was killed because of someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to a South Carolina car accident attorney for advice and find out if you have a strong case.