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A van transporting farm workers overturned on Interstate 20 near the exit for Pond Branch Road in Lexington County. It has been reported that 11 people were injured in the single-auto accident. The South Carolina Highway Patrol has not released the specifics surrounding each person’s injuries.

Preliminary reports indicate that the auto accident happened around 9:00 a.m. on July 8. Six of the eleven workers that were injured had been thrown from the vehicle in the crash. At least four of the victims suffered injuries serious enough to require medical helicopters to be called to the scene. The remaining seven people that were injured were taken to the hospital in ambulances.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still attempting to ascertain the cause of the accident, but it has been confirmed that the van was the only vehicle involved in the incident. The only other information regarding the victims is that they worked at Amick Farms in Batesburg-Leesville. Further information may become available as the investigation progresses.

In the meantime, at least some of the victims may not be able to work as they recover from their injuries. It is not known whether the victims will be able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. At least some of the victims may exercise their right to file a personal injury claim in order to recover their medical costs and lost wages associated with the auto accident. Without having any further knowledge of the injuries sustained by each victim, it is nearly impossible to determine what kinds of current or future costs and damages they will each have.

Source:, “11 people injured after van overturns on I-20,” Jason Old, July 8, 2013


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