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December 1, 2021

Charleston, SC – Raul Perez Fatally Struck at Sam Rittenberg Blvd & Downing St

Charleston, SC (December 1, 2021) – A 63-year-old man was killed after being involved in a pedestrian crash in Charleston on Wednesday evening, November 24. The fatal accident occurred at the crossing of Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Downing Street at around 10:30 p.m. 

Local reports revealed that a driver was traveling northbound on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard. It was then that 63-year-old Raul Perez was hit by the oncoming vehicle. Perez suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. All lanes were closed while authorities were present. The driver reportedly fled the scene. 

An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Raul Perez at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in South Carolina

Charleston, SC - Raul Perez Fatally Struck at Sam Rittenberg Blvd & Downing St

Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise across the country, increasing by nearly 10% in 2015. There is little protection afforded to someone traveling by foot, meaning they are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries in the event of a traffic accident. That year, there were 5,376 confirmed pedestrian deaths in the United States. That means a pedestrian was killed somewhere nationally every 1.6 hours on average, with a pedestrian injury taking place every 7.5 minutes. 

Pedestrians are at a serious disadvantage when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle and are more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries. This has contributed to a substantial rise in pedestrian fatalities nationwide. Unlike those traveling in passenger cars, pedestrians have little protection from the full impact of an accident. The resulting injuries can be life-changing. Drivers are required to yield the right of way and share the road with pedestrians. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable under state law. A Charleston pedestrian injury lawyer can help recover financial compensation for your injuries after being hit by a negligent driver. 

Charleston Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Few people expect to be seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, but thousands of pedestrians are injured across the state each year and require help to pursue legal compensation for their damages. Many injured parties are unsure of how to seek compensation for their injuries after an accident, and that is why it is advised to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Charleston. The legal team at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is here to fight to ensure you receive the justice you deserve, and we believe that injured parties deserve a full recovery in the aftermath of a crash. 

Give our offices a call today at 678-832-0585 to discuss your case with a qualified Charleston wrongful death lawyer

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. 

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