The 4th of July is a time for food, family and fireworks – a trifecta that reminds Americans of the freedom we enjoy each day. But the festive weekend can also be a dangerous one, with a distinct spike in emergency room visits to prove it.
The scent of fresh cut grass and backyard barbecues. The delighted shrieks of kids playing in the sprinkler. The long days and balmy nights that define summer in the South. While we wouldn’t trade this sun-soaked season for anything, Berkeley County families must keep in mind that summer brings some risks. In fact, hospitals nationwide report a 15% to 27% increase in emergency room visits over the summer months.
Whether you’re fighting traffic or struggling to find a space at the grocery store, you’ve likely experienced some frustration behind the wheel. Most of us have complained about our city’s drivers at one time or another, and as it turns out, while they’re not the worst, South Carolina drivers are pretty close.
Big Rigs. Big Problems. Vehicle accidents can share many similarities, but a collision between a truck and a car is often more severe than a crash involving two cars. Commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than the cars that surround them on the road, making them a potential hazard even in the best of conditions.