Two South Carolina crashes have left three children injured. The accidents happened in Greenville and Aiken Counties.
The first accident occurred on Thursday night, May 6, on North Franklin Road in Greenville County, South Carolina.
King Clinkscales, an 11-year-old boy who has autism, was struck by a car at 10 p.m.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver was a 20-year-old who was traveling with a one-year-old child.
Officials said both were properly restrained.
Clinkscales was reportedly walking south on Franklin Road when he was struck. His father, Joe Clinkscales, said he suffered a broken arm, a broken wrist, two broken legs, and internal injuries.
While the boy’s injuries are not life-threatening, he will need to undergo multiple surgeries, Joe said. King is being treated at Prisma Health. His parents have started a GOFundMe campaign to raise funds.
Highway Patrol said the driver of the vehicle is not facing any charges.
Meanwhile, the Aiken County crash claimed the life of a Wagener resident and caused two children to be hospitalized.
The single-vehicle accident occurred on Friday afternoon along Camp Rawls Road in Wagener.
The driver, who has been identified as 29-year-old Krisha S. Hobbs, was allegedly heading west at a high rate of speed. The vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree.
Hobbs died at the scene as a result of blunt force injuries while her three-year-old and eight-year-old doctors were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Officials said the three were unrestrained.
The Highway Patrol will continue to investigate the accident and toxicology results are pending.
If your child suffered injuries in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to claim compensation for your losses. Reach out to a South Carolina car accident attorney for assistance.