Vehicle accidents kill 2 men

Monday, Aug 17, 2009 8:40 AM
Last updated 12:06 PM
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Accidents involving an all-terrain vehicle and a parked car claimed two lives during the weekend in the two-state area, and a woman was injured after falling 30 feet from a hiking trail.

A 26-year-old South Carolina man died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle into a tree.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported today that Christopher Timothy Davis, of Loris, died Saturday night.

Authorities say Mr. Davis had just purchased his ATV and was riding with a friend. He crashed into a tree in Little River around 4:55 p.m. Saturday and was flown to a North Carolina hospital, where he died.

He was not wearing a helmet.

In Lawrenceville, Ga., a man was crushed to death while doing mechanical work on a vehicle in his driveway.

Firefighters responded around 3:45 p.m. Sunday to a report of a person trapped under a vehicle.

The man, who was in his 40s, was unconscious and unresponsive when rescue workers arrived. Crews called for air bag assistance to lift the vehicle off the man.

Authorities believe the vehicle's drive shaft became disengaged, causing it to roll down the driveway and pin the man underneath. A neighbor ran over to help and was able to keep the vehicle from rolling any further.

The fire department couldn't release the victim's name because of privacy laws.

In northwestern South Carolina, a woman was rescued after falling 30 feet from a trail in northwestern.

The Anderson Independent-Mail reported that she was rescued Saturday after falling at Issaqueena Falls in Oconee County. She fractured her left ankle and injured her back. Her name was not released.

The county special rescue team says the woman was hiking about 2 p.m. Saturday with her family while wearing flip-flops. She did not end up in the river.

About two dozen people worked for more than 90 minutes to stabilize her, place her into a special basket and move her by hand up the trail to an ambulance. She was being treated at the Oconee Medical Center.

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Painter 08/17/09 - 10:22 am
I don't understand how people

I don't understand how people think they can get away with stupidity. Flip flops are not walking or hiking shoes!

The Ode
The Ode 08/17/09 - 12:11 pm
Examples of alot of

Examples of alot of carelessness and ignorance today.

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