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December 18, 2021

Berea, SC – Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Jeep on Bruce Rd

Berea, SC (December 17, 2021) – On Thursday night, December 16, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Berea. The deadly crash took place on Bruce Road at around 6:50 p.m. 

Local reports revealed that the driver of a 2002 Jeep was traveling on the roadway when they crossed the centerline. The Jeep hit a pedestrian that was walking along the roadway. Emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured party. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in South Carolina

Berea, SC - Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Jeep on Bruce Rd

A pedestrian has very little protection in the event of a traffic accident, which means they are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. There were 5,376 pedestrian deaths in the United States in 2015. According to statistics, a pedestrian was killed every 1.6 hours on average that year, with a pedestrian injury every 7.5 minutes. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the United States, with a nearly 10% increase in 2015.

If you have lost a loved one in a deadly car crash, you may want to consider pursuing a wrongful death claim. You need to know who can bring forth a claim in South Carolina and when a wrongful death claim is appropriate. Under the wrongful death statute, a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate when the negligence of the defendant — the at-fault party — was the direct cause of the decedent’s death. The claim should be filed by the representative of the decedent and is an attempt to establish negligence on part of the defendant. 

Berea Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

At Monge & Associates, our Berea car crash attorneys are dedicated to pursuing claims seeking full compensation for family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. A wrongful death attorney will guide you through the entire legal process, whatever the nature of your claim. Our Berea personal injury lawyers want to help grieving families recover compensation after a deadly accident while making sure that the at-fault party is held accountable for his or her actions. 

If you have unfairly lost a loved one due to another’s negligence in a deadly car accident, contact a wrongful death lawyer in Berea 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.