Posted on: July 3, 2011
One man was seriously injured in a car accident off Highway 137, in which he is charged with drunken driving with his toddler, according to news reports .
The 26-year-old man was driving along S.C 137 when he lost control of his 2002 Mercury minivan and struck a utility pole and flipped over.
The man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered minor injuries. He was listed in fair condition on Thursday at Greenville Hospital System, according to news report.
The condition of a toddler strapped in a car seat at the time of the accident, however, is unknown.
Police believe alcohol played a role in the collision. The man was charged with drunken driving, child endangerment, driving with a suspended license and failing to use a seat belt.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , it saddens me to hear about drunk driving accidents, especially because a child was recklessly endangered.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , I am glad to hear that it seems no deaths occurred in this accident. While the extent of the victims injuries are unclear, I hope they are all non-life threatening and are able to experience a speedy recovery. I urge all drivers and passengers to always wear their seatbelts and always strap them correctly so they are properly secured in an unexpected car accident.