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Monday, July 9, 2012

Hit and Run Accident resulting in Death

 

 

 — A York man was found dead lying in the middle of a residential street after a hit-and-run accident Saturday, York Police Chief Andy Robinson said in a release.

William Hayes, 50, of New Street died sometime Saturday morning after a vehicle apparently hit him and sped off, leaving him to die not far from his home.

Authorities discovered Hayes’ body after 4:48 a.m. when they received a 911 call, reporting a body lying in the road on New Street between Hill and Congress streets. EMS responded and pronounced Hayes dead.

York County's forensics unit and coroner’s office also responded with forensics investigators collecting evidence left at the scene by a vehicle that struck Hayes.

York Police Chief Andy Robinson said the incident is under investigation and police are asking for anyone with leads to call police or give an anonymous tip.

On Saturday neighbors and family grieved the loss of a friend and good man known for his cheer, helping others, and working hard.

Several gathered at the residence of Denise Hayes, William’s sister, on California Street, just a short walk through the woods to New Street.

Around 3 a.m. Hayes left her residence, and likely cut through the woods between California and New streets, a popular path he often used, Denise said. “He had a pocket full of peaches” he was eating, she said.

They recalled many fond memories of Hayes, such as the way he loved to dance.

“He didn’t care if he danced with anybody, or if he danced by himself,” said Joyce Thompson, whose husband is related to Hayes.

Hayes’ sister Rolinda Hayes said the last time she saw Hayes they had eaten breakfast together. Later he came by and asked about her lawnmower which she couldn’t get to crank.

Before he left she remembers him saying, “I might put my shoes on and jog a little bit.”

A good man

Hayes worked for McNeely Brothers Painting in York for ten or fifteen years at least, said Steve McNeely, who owns the business.

“He was a good worker. He’s going to be missed. It’s sad his life ended the way it did,” he said.

McNeely said Hayes spent a lot of time working for him and got to know his family, and his grandchildren came to know Hayes affectionately as “Willy Wonka.”

“Our family is going to miss him,” McNeely said., who

Darvin and Susie Osborne, who have been Hayes’ neighbors for many years, said he was a real good friend who helped around their home and even insisted on fixing his lawnmower for free.

The Osbornes pointed out Saturday where Hayes was hit, not far from where the path from California Street intersects with New Street and not far from where a streetlamp illuminates the street at night, they said.

They said cars tend to speed down the narrow street. That’s a problem especially when youth are playing basketball at the courts across the street from Hayes’ house, the Osbornes said.

Seeking closure

Family and neighbors were struggling to understand how the incident happened. They were also shocked at how anyone could have hit Hayes and left him.

People always stop when they hit dogs or deer or even possums, they said. With lights on both sides of where he was found, they couldn’t understand how anyone didn’t see him.

Whoever hit him has “no compassion or conscience,” Thompson said.

“You wouldn’t do a dog like that,” Rolinda Hayes said.

Hayes’ niece Monica Hayes shares her uncle’s birthday. They always celebrated together, but the day will be different from now on, she said.

“I won’t get to hear that joking around and telling me I’m pretty. I won’t get to hear that,” she said, adding she wants whoever is responsible to come forward.

“Maybe it was an accident, but just come forward,” she said.

“Everybody wants closure,” Thompson said. “Come forward and admit what you’ve done.”

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the York Police Department at 803-684-4141, Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321, or www.tipsubmit.com to leave an anonymous tip.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Dog Attack

 

 — An 8-year-old York boy was attacked by a dog on Friday.

Police responded to 709 Blackburn Street at 5:15 p.m. and found the boy with several bite wounds and scratches on his arms, chest and back, as well as cuts to his leg, said York Police Chief Andy Robinson.

EMS transported him to Piedmont Medical Center, where he received several stitches and staples to treat his injuries. Animal control took custody of the dog, a Chow Chow.

The dog was on a leash in its owner's yard when the attacked occurred, Robinson said.

The boy, a neighbor to the dog's owner, was known to play with the dog regularly, he said.

Police are unsure why the dog became "vicious" and attacked the boy.

A woman inside a nearby laundry mat across the street told police she saw the dog pounce on the boy and heard him scream, according to a York police report. She began throwing rocks at the dog. A neighbor across the road struck the dog with a bat to get it off the boy.

Officers checked on the boy on Sunday, Robinson said, and he seemed to be doing well. He will have to go to the hospital for a follow-up this week.

The dog is scheduled to be euthanized today, Robinson said.

No charges have been filed.

Late last month, 11-year-old Kenny Allen was mauled by a 2-year-old pit bull when he went to his neighbor's house to borrow a blender. The dog ripped off an entire portion of his scalp.

Kenny now faces months of skin reconstructive surgery to graft skin back to scalp.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Injury on the Job

 

A construction worker clearing trees for an upcoming road-widening project on Albright Road was injured after a fallen tree broke his legs Tuesday.

The incident occurred across the street from Rock Hill Fire Station No. 1 around 4:30 p.m.

The injured worker, 45, received immediate care from fire crews and was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center, said Rock Hill Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Rogers.

The worker was part of a crew tasked with clearing trees from the road before the road could be widened, Rogers said.

Officials aren’t sure if one of the trees he was moving with heavy machinery fell on him or if a log rolled across his legs, he said.

Rogers said crews will likely work today on figuring out exactly what happened.

He would not release the man’s name, citing patient privacy laws.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Dog Attack - Pit Bull

 

A Rock Hill boy was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital after a pit bull mauled him Wednesday night, biting his arms and tearing off a part of his scalp.

Deputies responded to 2060 Ridgecrest Road around 6:30 p.m. after Kenny Allen, 11, went to his neighbor’s house to borrow a kitchen utensil, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report.

The neighbor’s 2-year-old pit bull, called Dallas, broke the clamp on its cable and attacked Kenny, severely biting him on the right hand and arm. It also tore off a large section of the boy’s scalp from the back of his head, the report states.

Officials found 4 inches of Kenny’s scalp in the yard and gave it to EMS in case it could be reattached.

EMS transported Kenny to the Bethesda No. 2 fire station. He was then flown to Carolinas Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

A deputy said that when he arrived on the scene, Dallas lunged at him and it took some time to get the animal under control.

The dog's owner, Angela Marie Oneppo, 31, told officials that Dallas normally stayed in the residence, but that she left it outside on its cable because the weather was nice, the report states.

She signed over the dog to York County Animal Control and he was euthanized this morning, said Steven Stuber, animal control director.

"It was unclear if it had been vaccinated," Stuber said, adding it will be tested for rabies.

Oneppo was charged with violating the county's nuisance ordinance, which Stuber explained allows Animal Control to issue fines if a pet attacks people.

Dallas was housed in Oneppo's backyard, Stuber said, and situated on a cable rigged with a clamp and pair of pliers. The cable, which Stuber said owners probably thought would hold the animal, was covered in plastic, making it easy for the dog to slip out if it had a running start.

"I can't imagine why (the owner) thought that cable could hold that animal," Stuber said. "That is not going to hold a plastic covered cable."

From what he can determine, the cable was "slippery," Stuber said.

Officers on the scene took pictures of the child's injuries that will be used in court, Stuber said. Officials did not take pictures of the dog.

"It was as bad as I've ever seen," he said.

Stuber expressed sorrow for both the victim and the dog's owner.

Doctor bills, court hearings and other legal ramifications are sure to follow, Stuber said.

The situation may lend itself to a "long and drawn out" affair, he said.

"They just all need to be together on this," Stuber said. "I just hate it for both the victim and the owner. It's unfortunate. Nobody wins in this situation."

Years to recover

For the next several years, Kenny will have to undergo extensive skin restructuring and skin grafting while also receiving hair implants to repair the damage, said his father, Kenneth Allen.

Hours after the boy was attacked, "he's doing a lot better," Allen said. "He's in good spirits."

Now, Kenny lays in a hospital bed with a vacuum attached to his head. The vacuum suctions all the excess blood and skin from the boy's head, Allen said, so the blood vessels can begin repairing.

Though he thanks God for his son's imminent recovery, Allen recalled the situation with precise detail.

At around 6:30 p.m., Allen was preparing to go to church. He realized that the battery to his van wasn't working, so he told his youngest son, Kenny, that a friend would ride by and take the boy to church.

Kenny decided he'd stay home with his dad that night.

"If he would've went to church...," Allen said.

Some minutes later, Kenny decided he wanted to make a smoothie. The family was preparing to leave for a weekend trip to DeLand, Fla., to visit Allen's mother who fell into a coma. Allen told his son not to make a shake as he would "dirty up" the house before his wife -- Kenny's mother, Becky Allen, -- returned home from work.

Kenny said: "No I won't."

He ran out of the house and crossed the street and a couple of yards to borrow a blender from neighbor Oneppo, a family friend.

Before the boy could knock on the door, Dallas leaped at the boy from behind some bushes, latched onto the back of his head with teeth and began biting, Allen said.

Allen, only a few feet away, could hear his son's screams for help.

"I thought someone was beating him up, or trying to kidnap him," he said.

He ran outside and saw Kenny running his way, holding his head. Kenny didn't stop and just ran into the house. Allen turned around and saw that a part of the back of his son's head was gone.

"I'm glad that my wife didn't see it," he said.

Kenny sat on a couch, pressing a towel on his head. Allen called 911. A neighbor, who was a nurse, came over to the house and helped Kenny apply pressure to his gaping wound.

EMS stationed at the top of the street and would not come down to the Allen's house until the dog had been kenneled, Allen said.

Once a dog catcher secured Dallas, EMS placed Kenny in the ambulance and rushed him to the Bethesda fire station.

Inside the truck, Kenny remained strong, his father said. He cracked jokes and told everyone it was going to be OK.

A med-evac copter from Carolinas Medical Center arrived at the fire station and airlifted the boy to Charlotte.

Six hours of intensive surgery later, doctors told Allen and his wife, Becky, that the discarded piece of the boy's scalp would not "take" back to his skin.

Now, surgeons are onto "Plan B," Allen said, which includes months-to-years of extensive rehabilitation.

Allen remains hopeful.

"We serve a mighty God," Allen said. "God saved him (Kenny) for us. He made him a living witness. God is not dead. He is still saving souls"

Modern day Job

Allen compared his family to a modern day version of Job, a Biblical figure who underwent a series of brutal tests to validate his devotion to God. Included in Job's tests were the death of his children and chronic illness.

Last Wednesday, Allen clutched his chest in pain. With a job at U.S. Foods and the owner of his own lawn-care business, Allen assumed he was just suffering from work exhaustion.

Around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, his brother called to tell him that their mother had been found on her bathroom floor. She died for 10 minutes before "coming back," Allen said.

Hours later, the pains in Allen's chest didn't subside. He drove himself to Piedmont Medical Center, staggered inside and learned from doctors that he was having a heart attack.

After surgical balloons and stints were planted in his chest, Allen and his family planned to go down to Florida on Thursday and visit Allen's mother, who later slipped into a coma.

That same week, someone hit Becky's new car.

"We've never had anything brand new in our lives," Allen said.

That same week, Allen's application for entering the prison ministry was declined due to offenses stemming from 18 years ago, he said.

All the heartache was a "wake up call" from God, Allen said.

Allen remarked that, in the course of the trials, he told himself he wasn't like Job at all — his three children were still alive.

Then on Wednesday night, Kenny was attacked by a dog.

"God is a loving God," Allen said with a smile. "He's (Kenny's) alive. He's not paralyzed. He's alive."

On Thursday afternoon, Allen returned home after spending the night at the hospital to clean up a bit.

Drops of dry blood are splattered on the living room floor. A towel with Kenny's blood still sits in the front yard. A balled-up bloody towel sits on the couch where Kenny spent minutes crying and waiting for the ambulance.

Standing in his front yard, Allen said he never lets Kenny go too far out of his sight.

"I always keep my eye on my son," he said.

The one time he looked away for a little bit, "this happens," he said.

'Friends'

Angela Oneppo was working a double shift on Wednesday when her dog attacked Kenny, said Anthony Smith, Oneppo's boyfriend and the dog's main owner.

"Dallas" has never been violent, said Smith, who added that he's raised pit bulls for 13 years.

One of them is Gabriel, a pit bull Smith bred. Dallas was the offspring of that breeding.

More than that, there weren't any clamps or pliers attached to Dallas' cable, Smith said. Instead, the dog was tethered by a cable Smith said he purchased only a week ago. The cable was advertised as weighing 100 pounds.

"Dallas weighed 60 pounds," Smith said. "In my mind, I think I'm doing the right thing."

In the years he's had his pits, Smith said Dallas has never been violent or aggressive.

"I never had this happen -- not once," he said.

Even Kenny's father confirmed that Dallas never seemed to be violent.

On Thursday, Smith drove to Allen's yard where he embraced and cried with the grieving father.

"We're friends," said both Allen and Smith.

With tears falling from his eyes, Smith apologized to Allen for the incident.

"I love that boy (Kenny)," he said.

Allen assured Smith that his son would be all right.

He also told Smith something Kenny would most likely tell him once he went to the hospital.

"I love you."


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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hit and Run Accident with Severe Injuries

 

2 charged with attempted murder after Lancaster hit and run

Posted: 10:14am on May 23, 2012; Modified: 10:15am on May 23, 2012

 


 

Two people have been arrested in connection with a hit and run accident in Lancaster Saturday night.

Brett Daniel Wright, 18, and Joshua Neal Barton, 19, both of Lancaster, have been charged with attempted murder, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

At 11:25 p.m. Saturday, Brandon Scott Maree and Ricky Christopher Jones were walking down Ruth Street when the driver of a black Chevrolet Impala hit them from behind and then sped away.

The Highway Patrol asked for help with the investigation and, alongside the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol Reconstruction Unit, located the vehicle and its occupants, said Bryan McDougald with the Highway Patrol.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office took over the investigation.

The investigation revealed that there was some type of incident involving unlawful drugs at Barton and Wright’s home. Barton and Wright left the home with the intention to assault the other people involved in the incident at the home, officials say. Barton and Wright located Maree and Jones walking on Ruth St. and intentionally struck them with the car, the release states.

Police have not determined whether Jones and Maree were involved in the incident at the home.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Serious Accident

 

Emergency crews have freed a woman trapped in her car for about an hour after it collided with a crane on Alexander Love Highway near York Comprehensive High School.

Police, fire and medical workers were called to the school at 8:14 a.m. after the mobile crane and the car collided, said Capt. Brian Trail of the York Police Department.

Firefighters used the “jaws of life” to extract the woman through the back of the vehicle.

They were able to use the crane’s suspension to lift the truck off the car, while at the same time using wenches attached to the back of service vehicles to pull the car, said York Fire Chief Domenic Manerah.

Emergency personnel worked for an almost an hour to free the woman, whose head had been trapped beneath the hook of the crane and some debris.

“The hook on the crane was beyond her head,” Manerah said. “Her head (was) beneath that truck and debris.”

As soon as fire crews arrived on scene, they called for a med-evac helicopter.

The woman was still talking and communicating with her rescuers when she was taken from the car, Trail said.

She also looked to be in “decent” condition, said York Police Chief Andy Robinson. Officials would not give details on the extent of her injuries.

The helicopter took the woman to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment.

“I’m very surprised it wasn’t worse,” Robinson said. “She’s very fortunate.

“The fire department did a great job getting her out.”

Robinson said he didn’t foresee any charges being filed.

A preliminary investigation indicates the woman had dropped a child off at school, Trail said, and when she drove out of the parking lot, she pulled into the path of the oncoming crane.

The crane struck her car on the driver’s side and pushed the vehicle a short distance.

Drew Hodge, the crane’s driver, was not injured.

As rescue crews worked to free the woman, Hodge, 35, waited and watched.

He was driving the C.F. Reece & Son crane truck past York Comprehensive High, he said, when the woman pulled out in the road and he didn’t have time to react or stop.

“I was right on her when she pulled out,” he said.

Hodge has been driving for the company “on-and-off” for nearly seven years, he said. He returned to work full time this year.

“I just hope the lady’s all right,” Hodge said. “I ain’t worried about anything else. I think we’re all lucky.”

While rescue crews worked to free the woman outside, most students at York Comprehensive High were already in the school attending classes, said Matt Brown, assistant superintendent for York School District 1.

Students who usually enter the school through the Alexander Love Highway parking lot were redirected to enter at Lincoln Road, Brown said.

The “younger” woman was not a parent, Brown said, but he was unsure if she was related to the student she had dropped off.

By early Monday morning, school officials were still trying to get in touch with the student’s family.

York police, fire and rescue units, as well as emergency crews from Piedmont Medical Center and CMC, were on the scene.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dog Attack

 

SC coroner: Baby's mauling death by dog a homicide

 - aknapp@postandcourier.com

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An autopsy determined Monday that “parental neglect” led to the death of a South Carolina infant who was mauled last week by the family’s dog as his father slept in their Ridgeville home.

But while authorities think there was a criminal aspect to the incident, they have yet to determine whether the father, 28-year-old Quintin McGrew, will be charged.

“We’re collecting a lot of information during the investigation,” said Chief Deputy Sam Richardson of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office. “We want to be careful and methodical.”

The death of 2-month-old Aiden was ruled a homicide, according to County Coroner Chris Nisbet. The coroner had ordered the autopsy to determine whether anything contributed to the child’s death before he was attacked by the Labrador retriever mix, but that wasn’t the case.

Nisbet said in a statement that neglect led to “animal eating,” which killed Aiden.

Lt. Tony Phinney, supervisor of the sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division, said detectives are waiting for additional information. Working with state agencies and Solicitor David Pascoe, they won’t iron out charges against McGrew for at least another week.

McGrew’s criminal history shows only an October 2007 conviction for check fraud, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.

“It is a horrible case,” Phinney said. “We just want to make sure everything is in order.”

Attempts to contact Pascoe were not successful.

Deputies were called to the mobile home at 151 Sandpit Road after 11 a.m. Friday and found that the family’s Labrador retriever mix had attacked Aiden. His mother reported in a 911 call that the baby’s leg was torn off.

The child was pronounced dead a short time later at Summerville Medical Center.

Authorities have called the case one of the most gruesome they have handled.

Sheriff L.C. Knight said last week that McGrew was lying in bed with the family’s other dog and their 3-year-old. Aiden was in a bedroom swing when he was first bitten, the sheriff said.

The boy’s mother, Chantel McGrew, and her 7-year-old returned home and found the scene.

Responding deputies later reported that the four family members were outside the home as paramedics frantically worked to save the child on the living room floor.


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Monday, April 23, 2012

Accidental Deaths

 

9 die in SC crashes this weekend

 - The Herald

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At least nine people died in crashes on South Carolina roadways this weekend, including a Rock Hill man, two teenage girls and a man driving with beer between his legs.

Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, a 41-year-old man and 14-year old girl from Piedmont were killed in an Anderson County crash. A 38-year-old Dorchester man died around 3:40 a.m. Saturday in Lexington County.

Two teenage girls who attended Beaufort High School were killed Saturday night and a third girl was injured in a car crash on St. Helena Island when the car they were in veered off of Seaside Road, overturned and struck a tree.

Driver Chelsie Faulk, 18, of Lady's Island and front-seat passenger Kayleeana Hudson-Banks, 15, of St. Helena died in the accident at about 7:44 p.m., said Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen.

A 16-year-old girl riding in the car's back seat was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

Faulk was driving a 2009 Mitsubishi sedan when it veered off the left side of Seaside Road, overturned and struck a tree, according to Highway Patrol. The accident is under investigation and no factors have been established as to its cause, said Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly.

All three girls were wearing seat belts, Kelly said.

Later Saturday, another collision was reported in McCormick County where two Greenwood men died.

Early Sunday, Curtis Fitzgerald Norman, 46, of Rock Hill man died after his car ran off the road, hitting a sign and some trees, officials say. Norman was driving a 2003 Cadillac Escalade south on the highway when he ran off the right side of the road, said Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth. He hit a highway sign and some trees and became entrapped in the car.

Officials noted the wet conditions, but did not say if weather contributed to the crash.

Two other wrecks were reported Sunday morning in Florence County and Dorchester, where Johnny Carl Floyd, 47, of Summerville died after crossing the center center line with a beer between his legs and other cold beers in the vehicle, according to highway officials.

The Island Packet and Post and Courier contributed

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dog Attack

 

Pit bull bites Rock Hill man, 69, while walking

 - nsmith@heraldonline.com

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A Rock Hill man was bitten by his neighbor’s pit bull Tuesday, police say.

The 69-year-old man was walking along Dogwood Circle, where he lives, when the dog ran into the roadway and bit him on the calf, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report. EMS arrived on scene to treat the man.

Deputies took picture of the injury, which showed a large, open wound, the report states. The man didn’t want to be taken to the hospital, but said he would go for treatment after an EMS worked told him needed stitches.

Animal Control arrived and said they would cite the dog’s owner for violation of the county leash law, the report states. They spoke with the dog’s owner, but the report does not indicate if he was charged.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Unfortunate Accident

 

Lancaster man, 78, dies in crash

 - sgreene@heraldonline.com

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A 78-year-old Lancaster Man died Monday in a two vehicle crash in Lancaster County.

The man was driving a 1993 pickup northbound on McIlwain Road, .87 miles south of the city of Lancaster, when his truck collided with a Ford pickup heading southbound, said Trooper Billy Elder.

The man was not wearing a seat belt and became entrapped in the vehicle, Elder said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately available.

The driver of the Ford, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Springs Memorial Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Logging Truck Accident

 

Logging truck involved Chester in hit-and-run crash

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Highway Patrol troopers are searching for a logging truck they believe was involved in a hit-and-run crash Monday afternoon.

The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. on Mountain Gap Road in Chester County, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder. Details of the crash are not yet available, but one of the drivers was taken to Piedmont Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Elder said they are looking for an empty logging truck with a red trailer. The condition of the truck’s driver is unknown.

Troopers are on scene.


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Shaw Law Firm focuses its representation on individuals and families who have been Injured. We represent clients involved in Automobile accidents, Tractor-Trailer accidents, Motorcycle accidents, Hit and Run accidents, Drivers with no insurance accidents, Pedestrian and Bicycle accidents. We also handle claims associated with Dog Bites/Attacks, Injuries on the Job, Workers’ Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Prescription Errors and all Injuries associated with Children.

Shaw Law Firm has a Former Prosecutor on Staff who is dedicated to representing families and individuals going through difficult situations. Divorces and persons accused of Crimes, including alcohol and drug related charges are the focus.

We serve York County, Lancaster County and Chester County and all cities within those counties including Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, York, Sharon, Hickory Grove, Indian Land, Catawba, Lancaster, Chester, Great Falls and Richburg. We also serve Charlotte and the entire surrounding region.



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1169 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
| Phone: 803.329.4200

Truck Accidents | Medical Malpractice | Wrongful Death | Personal Injury | Divorce & Family Law | Criminal Defense | | Vehicle Accidents | Injuries on the Job | Medical Malpractice | Prescription Errors | Nursing Home Abuse | Injuries to Children

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