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December 29, 2021

Columbia, SC – Timothy Wright Fatally Hit by Two Cars on Kennerly Rd

Columbia, SC (December 28, 2021) – An Irmo man was killed after being struck by two motor vehicles in Columbia on Sunday evening, December 26. The deadly accident was reported at around 6:15 p.m. near the intersection of Kennerly and Owen Lowman Roads. 

Local reports revealed that 47-year-old Timothy Wright of Irmo was pushing a disabled moped while headed southbound on Kennerly Road. Wright was hit by a Kia Sorrento. The impact caused him to cross into northbound traffic where he was struck again by a pickup truck. 

Wright sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported in the crash. 

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

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Timothy Wright at this time.

South Carolina Deadly Pedestrian Crashes

Columbia, SC - Timothy Wright Fatally Hit by Two Cars on Kennerly Rd

A pedestrian has very little protection in the event of a collision. As a result, they are more likely to sustain potentially fatal injuries. There were 5,376 pedestrian deaths in the United States in 2015. According to national 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.

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 a Columbia car accident lawyer, a representative of the deceased should file the claim and attempt to prove the defendant’s negligence.

Columbia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is dedicated to fully compensating families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful acts. A wrongful death lawyer will guide you through the entire legal process, regardless of the nature of your claim. Our Columbia 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, call a Columbia wrongful death lawyer at 800-421-0174.

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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