Family of 3 Severely Injured in Horrific Car Crash With Drunk Driver

Author: Auger Law | July 5th, 2021

A Conway, South Carolina couple and their 10-month-old baby were all seriously injured after their vehicle was struck by a pickup truck on Saturday, July 3.

According the authorities, Timothy Tindall, 29, struck the family’s car head-on Saturday in Conway near Dew Lane around 5 PM.

Jesse Jewett says her fiance, Brett McPherson, threw himself over her to try to protect her from injury in the crash. “Brett had to throw himself in front of me, his whole body, and because he did that he ended up on top of the engine pinned on it with the steering wheel.”

Sadly, both Jewett and McPherson were seriously injured, as was their 10-month-old daughter, Ember, who had a severe brain bleed. McPherson remains in a medically-induced coma, and both he and Jewett have undergone multiple surgeries. Jewett told a local TV station that it may take eight months or more for them both to recover from their injuries. In the meantime, family members have created a GoFundMe to help with their expenses.

Tindall had only minor injuries, and was released from the hospital the same night. He was promptly arrested for three counts of felony DUI. As of Monday, he is out of jail on a $75,000 bond.

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary losses. 

Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments. 



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