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January 30, 2022

Awendaw, SC – Maria Sumter Fatally Struck at Thompson Hill Rd & Heinson Cir

Awendaw, SC (January 29, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed following an auto accident in Awendaw on Friday night, January 28. The deadly accident took place at the intersection of Thompson Hill Road and Heinson Circle at around 6:41 p.m. 

A pedestrian was crossing at the intersection when they were struck by an oncoming motor vehicle. The 62-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, no further information on the deadly pedestrian crash has been provided. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway, and more information will be provided as it continues. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Maria Sumter at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina

Awendaw, SC - Maria Sumter Fatally Struck at Thompson Hill Rd & Heinson Cir

In 2017, a pedestrian died in a traffic accident every 88 minutes in the United States, totaling 5,977 pedestrian deaths. Pedestrian deaths continue to rise year after year, despite a drop in passenger car mortality rates across the country. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

You should file a wrongful death claim if a loved one was killed in a car accident. These claims are governed by a number of complicated rules, including who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim in South Carolina is appropriate. A wrongful death lawsuit is an option when the at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death. With the help of an Awendaw car accident lawyer, a representative of the deceased should file a claim and attempt to prove the defendant’s negligence.

Awendaw Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing are fully compensated. A wrongful death lawyer will guide you through the entire legal process, regardless of the nature of your claim. Our Awendaw personal injury lawyers want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve after a fatal accident while also holding the negligent party accountable.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact an Awendaw wrongful death lawyer at 678-832-0585.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.