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July 11, 2022

Fort Motte, SC – Matthew Shannon Fatally Hit by Train while Fishing

Fort Motte, SC (July 10, 2022) A man was killed after being hit by a train in the Fort Motte area on Friday night, July 8.

Local reports revealed that 38-year-old Matthew Shannon of St. Matthews was killed in the accident. Shannon was walking near the tracks after fishing when he was hit at around 6:22 p.m. The victim was found dead at the scene. 

No additional information has been provided. 

Local authorities are investigating the deadly accident. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Matthew Shannon at this time.

Deadly Train-Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina

Fort Motte, SC - Matthew Shannon Fatally Hit by Train while Fishing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2012, there were over 5,000 pedestrian fatalities and 76,000 injuries nationwide. Additionally, there are serious concerns for pedestrians in South Carolina. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, South Carolina is one of the top three states in the country for pedestrian accidents. 

After a loved one dies away, there are still a lot of unresolved issues, and during these tough times, you could have real concerns about how you’ll handle unexpected costs. Your family might be forced to sell the family home or deal with pricey medical and funeral costs without the money from a departed loved one. Even the safest homes can become unstable due to unforeseen circumstances.

Monge & Associates is committed to helping families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s carelessness or illegal behavior. A knowledgeable South Carolina wrongful death lawyer may be able to assist you in navigating the legal system when a loved one dies. After a horrible disaster, our attorneys help the surviving family members file a claim against the responsible parties to obtain just financial compensation for the victims.

Contact a Fort Motte wrongful death lawyer online or by phone at 888-688-1924 if the death of a loved one was caused by the carelessness of another individual.

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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