Greenville, SC – Update: Jalyen McBridge Dies in Crash on Bruce Rd
Greenville, SC (December 18, 2021) – Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a pedestrian accident in Greenville on Thursday evening, December 16. The fatal crash was reported on Bruce Road at around 6:50 p.m.
Local reports revealed that 27-year-old Jalyen Jaquiele Durran McBride was walking along the roadway when he was hit by an oncoming motor vehicle. He was struck by a Jeep and was left with multiple blunt-force injuries. The vehicle was headed northbound when the driver veered across the centerline and struck the pedestrian.
McBridge sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. An ongoing crash investigation is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jalyen Jaquiele Durran McBride at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in South Carolina
In the event of a traffic accident, a pedestrian has very little protection, which means they are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. In 2015, there were 5,376 pedestrian fatalities in the United States. A pedestrian was killed every 1.6 hours on average that year, with a pedestrian injury every 7.5 minutes, according to statistics. In the United States, pedestrian fatalities are on the rise, with a nearly 10% increase in 2015.
There are many factors that have led to the increased rate of deadly pedestrian crashes. Distracted driving has become a serious safety concern in South Carolina, but it’s not the only factor involved in pedestrian crashes. South Carolina has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country. The majority of these accidents are caused by driver distraction, intoxication, or general negligence behind the wheel.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Greenville
An experienced Greenville pedestrian injury lawyer can help to ensure that you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for your legal claim. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. A qualified personal injury attorney in Greenville can help you prepare your case and increase your chances of a successful claim. At Monge & Associates, we believe that injured pedestrians should have to pay for the recklessness of another driver.
Contact a Greenville wrongful death lawyer at 800-421-0174 to discuss your case today.
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