Gaston, SC – Darrell Ferris Branham Killed in Moped Hit-&-Run on Fish Hatchery Rd

Gaston, SC - Darrell Ferris Branham Killed in Moped Hit-&-Run on Fish Hatchery Rd

Gaston, SC (January 4, 2023) – A man was killed following a hit-and-run accident in the Gaston area on Tuesday, January 3. 

At around 11 p.m., the deadly crash took place on Fish Hatchery Road near Kimmey Road. A southbound pickup truck hit the rear of a moped, and the at-fault driver fled the scene. The rider of the moped, 37-year-old Darrell Ferris Branham of Leesville, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. 

The driver was later identified as 36-year-old Charles Matthew Besancon and has been charged in connection with the accident. No further information has been provided. 

Local authorities are handling the ongoing accident investigation. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Darrell Ferris Branham at this time.

Deadly Moped Collisions in South Carolina

Gaston, SC - Darrell Ferris Branham Killed in Moped Hit-&-Run on Fish Hatchery Rd

According to crash records from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, more deadly moped collisions happened in 2014’s first half than in 2013. In all, there were 18, compared to 7 over the same time period in 2013.

The surviving family members of an accident victim have the right to submit a wrongful death claim if the person’s death in a collision was brought on by another party’s fault. These claims, which are frequently submitted by the decedent’s personal representative, are intended to provide the bereaved family members with financial assistance. South Carolina law provides the victim’s immediate family with protection in a number of situations. This can be an allusion to the victim’s partner, children, or parents.

The bereaved families that are involved in wrongful death litigation find it difficult, and the callous insurance companies that delay payment can make it even more difficult. When a loved one dies, there are frequently many unforeseen expenses. Some people might be able to begin the process of recovering from a catastrophic loss by making financial adjustments with the money from the damages they were granted. You may get on with your life after losing a loved one with the aid of a skilled South Carolina wrongful death attorney.

The lawyers at Monge & Associates will take all necessary steps to safeguard your fundamental rights in order to ensure that you and your family obtain justice. We give every wrongful death case we accept all of our focus. In order to ensure that the liable party is held accountable and that families can obtain reasonable compensation when another person’s negligence led to a fatal crash, our legal team will prioritize your claims for justice.

If a loved one passed away suddenly due to the negligence of another person, contact a Gaston wrongful death lawyer at 888-688-1924.

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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