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Greenwood, SC – Edward Joseph Mackie Fatally Struck by SUV on SC-254 near Cokesbury Rd

Last updated Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Greenwood, SC – Edward Joseph Mackie Fatally Struck by SUV on SC-254 near Cokesbury Rd

Greenwood, SC (December 26, 2022) – A 39-year-old man from Hodges has died as a result of a pedestrian crash that took place in Greenwood County. On December 24, the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the site of a traffic accident that took place on South Carolina Highway 254.

According to law enforcement, 39-year-old Edward Joseph Mackie was walking on South Carolina Highway 254 when he was struck by a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the area of Cokesbury Road.

Mackie was severely harmed as a result of this traffic accident. The victim was pronounced dead by Greenwood County coroner Sonny Cox.

At this time, the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

We offer our condolences to the family of Edward Joseph Mackie.

Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in South Carolina

Greenwood, SC - Edward Joseph Mackie Fatally Struck by SUV on SC-254 near Cokesbury Rd

Statistics from January 1 to December 19 of 2022 show that a total of 1015 people have died as a result of traffic accidents in South Carolina so far this year. Of the total number of victims, 163 of them were pedestrians. A total of 12 victims, including two pedestrians, have died right here in Greenwood County.

Although there are several laws in place to keep motorists and pedestrians safe while traveling along our state’s roadways, we continue to see innocent people die as a result of drivers who are negligent.

There are several factors that lead to fatal accidents here in South Carolina. Some of the most common causes of fatal pedestrian crashes include:

  • Drivers who are distracted by their cell phones, food, or other objects while operating their vehicles.
  • Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in designated crossing areas.
  • Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs while behind the wheel.
  • Drivers who pass through stop signs or run red lights at intersections across our state.
  • Drivers who swerve between lanes in a reckless manner.

No matter the cause of the accident, if your loved one has died as a result of another person’s negligence, your family may be able to take legal action. A wrongful death lawyer in Greenwood can help you seek financial compensation for funeral costs, burial expenses, and various other damages that your family faces during this very difficult time. It is crucial that you seek legal guidance right away to ensure you are able to get justice for your loved one.

It is always important to be aware of your legal rights following a fatal pedestrian crash. Monge & Associates provides free consultations for families who has been harmed as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, so do not hesitate to contact our team at 888-688-1924 if you feel that your legal rights have been violated. With the help of our skilled and knowledgeable South Carolina car accident lawyers, you can get the justice and compensation that you deserve for any losses incurred due to negligent driving or other accident-related damages.

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 incorrect information, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.

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