As a popular tourist destination, traffic in Surfside Beach can get very heavy, particularly in the summer months. With the crush of vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, intersections in Surfside Beach become frequent locations for accidents in the community.
Several intersections in and around Surfside Beach and Horry County have become notorious hotspots for accidents, with each intersection experiencing dozens of accidents every single year. As a resident of or visitor to Surfside Beach, it is important that you know where these intersections are and what to do in the event you get into a car accident in Surfside Beach.
Dangerous Intersections in Surfside Beach
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, some of the most dangerous intersections in the community around Surfside Beach include:
- U.S. Highway 17 Business and Highway 544, with the most collisions in Horry County over the period of 2016 to 2018
- U.S. Highway 17 and U.S. Highway 501
- U.S. Highway 501 and S.C. Highway 544, which ranked No. 1 for intersection accidents in the county in 2018 alone
Car Accident Statistics
According to the South Carolina Office of Highway Safety and Justice Program, 2018 intersection accident statistics for Horry County and the Surfside Beach area include:
- 65 accidents at U.S. Highway 501 and S.C. Highway 544
- 63 accidents at U.S. Highway 17 and S.C. Highway 544
- 54 accidents at U.S. Highway 501 and Gardner Lacy Road
- 54 accidents at U.S. Highway 501 and Carolina Forest Boulevard
- 49 accidents at S.C. Highway 9 and S.C. Highway 57
- 47 accidents at U.S. Highway 17 and Mr. Joe White Avenue
- 46 accidents at U.S. Highway 17 and Glenns Bay Road
- 44 accidents at U.S. Highway 501 and Robert Grissom Parkway
- 44 accidents at U.S. Highway 17 and 29th Avenue North
- 43 accidents at U.S. Highway 501 and Seaboard Street
What to Do After a Surfside Beach Car Accident
If you have been in a crash in Surfside Beach, steps you should take to best protect your rights and options for seeking compensation include:
- Call 911 if someone in the accident has been injured.
- Contact the police (if 911 was not called) to report the accident and have a police report prepared.
- Get the names, contact information, and insurance information for any drivers involved in the accident.
- Take down a short statement from any eyewitnesses, or get their contact information to take a statement at a later date.
- Document the accident scene, including taking photos or video of damage to the vehicles, traffic controls at the scene, and the weather, lighting, traffic, and road conditions.
- Seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel like you were injured, and be sure to follow all treatment instructions you receive.
- Follow up with a car accident attorney to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal rights and options.
How Can Jebaily Law Firm Help Me After a Surfside Beach Car Accident?
If you’ve been involved in a crash in an intersection in Surfside Beach that was someone else’s fault, the car accident attorneys at Jebaily Law Firm can help you pursue financial recovery from the at-fault driver.
We are ready to thoroughly investigate your accident and work with experts to build a strong, persuasive legal case. We can aggressively negotiate on your behalf to seek a full and fair settlement that provides you with the financial compensation you need for your recovery. We also prepare to take your case to trial, if necessary.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights and options.