Last Monday evening resulted in a slow crawl for the rush-hour travelers when a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 77, just five miles south of Rock Hill.
According to the released reports, the tractor-trailer was headed northbound on the Interstate towards Charlotte when the accident occurred. Somehow, during the course of the accident, the truck ended up in the southbound lanes, crossing over the median barriers into oncoming traffic.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol released the location of the accident to be around Interstate 77′s mile marker 72; just about 10 miles from the North Carolina boarder and approximately one mile south of the exit taken for SC Highway 901.
Luckily, the only vehicle involved in the accident was the tractor-trailer itself. There was however, a passenger in the tractor-trailer who suffered minor injuries. The driver also suffered non-life threatening injuries and both people were taken to the nearest hospital.
The overturned vehicle caused quite the traffic hiccup. When a news helicopter was flying over the scene at 5:30 that evening, it noticed that one lane of traffic was driving around the accident onto the shoulder.
The traffic was backed up extensively for almost 5 miles.
Accidents can be scary, no matter the situation. For more information, contact the tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP to discuss your claim today. Call us toll-free at 877-374-5999.