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LC Officials Concerned Over Recent Serious Crashes

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. - After a series of dangerous accidents in the lowcountry--including a deadly 4-vehicle crash on highway 278 yesterday, emergency officials from the Burton and Bluffton fire departments are asking drivers to be more careful when they get behind the wheel.

Thursdays, fatal crash on 278 is the latest in what officials say is a spike in severe accidents. Bluffton alone saw 46 crashes last month.. But the number isn't unusual...


 
"What we're really uncomfortable with is that those auto accidents are producing more severe injuries, ones that we are not at all comfortable with," said Lee Levesque of BTFD.

Serious injuries, and even deaths from these accidents, over in Burton an even more alarming increase in accidents in just the last week.

 
"Well since June 1st we've had six automobile accidents resulting in 15 people being transported to the hospital, 3 serious, adults and children with life-threatening injuries.We've also had to extricate 2 people from vehicles, so that's an alarming spike," said Dan Byrne.

Emergency responders want anyone who gets behind the wheel to be hyper-vigilant, make sure everyone is buckled-up no matter how long the trip, because they dont want this to be your final destination.

"Use your seatbelts at all times, that has saved lives for us, by all means obey the traffic laws, slowdown, take the time to stop at a stop sign, dont try to beat the light, road rage is a very big problem here in Beaufort County, "Slow down, drive a little safe, the last minute decisions could change your life forever," Byrne said.

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