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The South Carolina Transport Police and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are still trying to figure out just how a woman’s car ended up wedged underneath an 18-wheeler. It took emergency personnel roughly 30 minutes to free the woman from the car. The woman’s condition has been categorized as critical as a result of this puzzling truck accident.

Emergency personnel had to cut off the roof and doors of her car in order to reach her. For at least part of the time during her rescue, the woman was conscious and able to speak to paramedics. Once she had been extracted from the vehicle, she was temporarily put into an ambulance. After a short time, the decision was made to fly her to an area hospital.

It is not known whether the truck driver was injured. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Transport Police have their work cut out for them trying to figure out exactly how this accident occurred. They will most likely have to rely, at least in part, on witness accounts and statements from both drivers.

The official investigation into this truck accident may be helpful if the woman exercises her right to file a personal injury claim against the driver of the truck and possibly his employer. Her recovery could be both lengthy and expensive. Recovering at least some of the costs and damages she has and will accumulate over the course of her recovery may help defray the medical bills, lost wages and other costs that could add up quickly.

Source: Anderson Independent Mail, “Car under 18-wheeler in Anderson,” Mike Ellis, April 22, 2013


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