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Deadly Collision on Highway 9

On Friday afternoon, a head-on collision took the life of one woman and sent four children to the hospital. According to the Times News Online, the incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. For currently unknown reasons, 72-year-old Isabell Davis Laughter’s car crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic near the Sunny View community and Garret Road. Her car struck a Ford SUV head on. She was killed in the crash, and the other driver suffered from a broken collarbone.

Two Children Airlifted to Hospital

Laughter was reportedly unbelted at the time of the wreck, and two of the four children in her car had to be airlifted to Mission Hospital for treatment of critical injuries. The other two children involved in the crash were transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital. There is also some speculation that at least two of the minor passengers were unbuckled at the time of the crash. The roadway had to be closed for hours as first responders and crews worked the scene. Very few details have been released about this two-car crash, which is likely still under investigation with law enforcement authorities.

Buckle Up Your Giblets

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently trying to get the word out about their seatbelt safety campaign, “Buckling up Could Save Your Giblets.” This holiday weekend and all year long, motorists and their passengers are being encouraged to buckle up. Using your seat belt for every trip, no matter how short, is the single most effective way to improve your safety in the event of a wreck. Unfortunately, one in seven adults still do not wear seat belts on every trip, even though seat belts reduce serious injuries and death in crashes by about 50 percent.

Recovering from a Head-On Collision

At this time, there’s no word on the extent of injuries involved or the current conditions of the injured children. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Isabell Davis Laughter and wishes speedy and full recoveries to all of the recovering victims.

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