Clarendon man airlifted after head-on wreck

by | November 29, 2017 9:50 pm

A Clarendon man was flown by helicopter to Palmetto Health Richland late Wednesday evening after a head-on wreck near Lake Marion.
Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol said that Trey Holliday was reportedly driving a 1998 GMC pickup truck southboud on S.C. 260 near Lake Shore Drive when he was hit head on by a 47-year-old man driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck northbound.
“There was traffic stopped in front of the driver of the Silverado,” said Collins. “The driver of the Silverado was unable to stop in time, so he swerved to avoid the traffic and went into the southbound lane. In doing so, he hit the 1998 GMC head-on. The driver of the GMC was air-lifted to Richland.”
Collins said that James Amerson, the driver of the Silverado pickup, was transported to McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning. Amerson was charged with driving left of center, a traffic violation and misdemeanor.
Collins said Holliday’s condition is unknown.

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  1. Comment by Stephanie Amerson

    November 29, 2017 at 22:36

    That was my father in law James Amerson and yes he done that to advoid hitting his son and 2 year grandson who was in front of them if the cop wouldn’t have been and ass to everyone and got all sides of the story. He shouldn’t have went into oncoming traffic but he couldn’t help it at the time prayers to the other family.

  2. Comment by a

    November 29, 2017 at 22:51

    Seriously?! The guy hit has two children and a wife as well and that’s all you have to say!? Smh

  3. Comment by S

    November 29, 2017 at 23:06

    As I stated prayers to the family as well as his wife and kids. I was a freak accident. And my 2 year old is traumatized because he seen both these men. If the dumb ass in front of everyone would t have hit brakes and made a complete stop none of this wouldn’t have happened tonight.

  4. Comment by H

    November 29, 2017 at 23:12

    Prayers for all involved! Just wish the other driver would have went to the right instead of the left. But I know sometimes things happen so fast till we can’t think straight

  5. Comment by R M

    November 30, 2017 at 00:25

    Prayers goes out to both parties involved and their families.

  6. Comment by L

    November 30, 2017 at 06:18

    It is unfortunate individuals involved in this collision suffered injuries. Society is quick to blame law enforcement officials for doing their job. If we stop and consider all sides, collisions are avoidable. Collisions occur because of driver error. If drivers adhere to safe driving practices and utilize the recommended following and stopping distances, collisions can be avoided making our roadways safer. SC Laws require teen drivers to obtain driver training before a license is issued. Perhaps, similar requirements should be made mandatory for adults prior to their license renewal.

  7. Comment by Thom

    November 30, 2017 at 07:42

    It sure looks like the first person being blamed is the police officer on the scene. Wow. There’s only one person to blame… the person who either wasn’t paying attention to the traffic in front of him or was maybe driving too close the the vehicle in front of him or made the ‘poor’ decision to swing into oncoming traffic(!) instead of swerving to the side of the road. Now, what if the people in front of him were not family? Sounds like you think he wouldn’t have cared as much. Leave the blame where it is and stop making excuses for poor judgment.

  8. Comment by Barry

    November 30, 2017 at 12:12

    Need to have a minimum IQ of 80 to drive.


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