Mount Pleasant, SC (October 21, 2018) – On Saturday night shortly after 8:00 the Isle of Palm police along with several fire and rescue trucks responded to a car accident only to find that one of the vehicles involved belonged to the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
In a statement from Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch, the accident took place on Highway 17 near the Mount Pleasant Town Center, across from P.F. Changs. Official reports state that another car was involved in the crash but no other information has been released as of yet.
South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating this accident.
South Carolina Police Car Accidents
Automobile collisions are able to happen anywhere and at anytime. Imagine the shock you would feel though, to look out of your window after you have been hit and see that the negligent party was a police car who was not responding to a call or chasing a subject. Police officers are human, just like the rest of us and as such are able to make the same mistakes as anyone else. If you have been in an accident where the negligent driver was a police officer in their county-issued vehicle figuring out what your next steps are can be very tricky indeed.
Investigators will have to answer many questions about this sort of accident. Was the officer responding to an emergency? Did they have their lights and/or sirens on at the time of the crash? Was the officer simply negligent? Who pays for the damages, the cop, the police force, or the city? If you have been in a collision with a police officer, we strongly advise that you seek legal counsel right away. The police officer is going to have a whole team of people on their side trying to make sure he takes as little of the blame as possible. You will need an aggressive, hard-working attorney working for you.
Here at the Nye Law Group, we have the legal knowledge and resources to assist you through a case such as this. We want to get the best possible outcome for you. For a free consultation regarding the specifics of your case, give us a call at 912-200-5230 today.
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.