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May 9, 2022

Columbia, SC – Sonya Lewis Fatally Hit at Group Event on US-321

Columbia, SC (May 8, 2022) – A woman was killed and two others hurt after a driver crashed into a group event in Columbia on Saturday afternoon, May 7. The deadly crash was reported on US-321 at around 3 p.m. 

It was later revealed that 64-year-old Carl Giles was driving a car when he left the roadway. He crashed into a group that was attending a local event. Giles fled the scene after firing shots following the impact. 

One of the pedestrians, 56-year-old Dr. Sonya Lewis, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene, and two other victims were hospitalized for treatment. Giles was later apprehended by authorities and is currently facing multiple charges in connection with the fatal crash. 

Local officials are handling the ongoing investigation into the deadly accident. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Sonya Lewis at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Sonya Lewis Fatally Hit at Group Event on US-321

A pedestrian is hurt in a traffic accident every seven minutes on average. Even more, a pedestrian is killed every two hours. A pedestrian is almost 1.5 twice as likely to die on each journey than a car passenger. Pedestrians in South Carolina face significant dangers. South Carolina is the third most hazardous state for pedestrians in the United States, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For those left behind, losing a close family to an unexpected death is never easy. When your loved one’s death was triggered by someone else’s irresponsible or thoughtless actions, the mourning process becomes much tougher to deal with. Survivors are usually left to pay medical bills and burial fees, in addition to losing the financial and emotional assistance that their now departed relative provided.

An experienced vehicle accident lawyer can clarify your rights and assist you through the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. Our lawyers fight to get the compensation you deserve after a loved one has died at the hands of a reckless motorist. Monge & Associates is committed to protecting your legal rights to ensure that justice is served for your deceased loved one. We do this by holding the culpable party responsible, and our lawyers will fight hard to ensure that you obtain a fair settlement for your claim.

If you have lost a family member in a tragic accident, call an experienced Columbia wrongful death attorney right now at 888-688-1924 to discuss your case.

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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