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December 6, 2021

Hardeeville, SC – Update: Herbert Parker Killed in Collision on Old Charleston Hwy

Hardeeville, SC (December 6, 2021) – A local man and two teenagers were killed after a car crash in Hardeeville on Sunday evening, December 5. At around 10:30 p.m., the fatal accident took place on Old Charleston Highway near Becks Ferry Road. 

Local reports revealed that a 2017 Nissan Altima and a 2017 Hyundai collided at the scene. The Hyundai was attempting to cross the intersection when it was hit by the Nissan. Both vehicles left the road and crashed into multiple trees. 

The driver of the Nissan, 35-year-old Herbert Parker, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in the Hyundai, John Paul Gonzalez, 19, of Bluffton, and Madison Klepesky, 18, of Pennsylvania, were injured and hospitalized for treatment. 

An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Herbert Parker, John Paul Gonzalez, and Madison Klepesky at this time.

Deadly Intersection Crashes in South Carolina

Hardeeville, SC - Update: Herbert Parker Killed in Collision on Old Charleston Hwy

Intersection collisions are among the most dangerous on the road, with more than half of all serious injuries and a quarter of all traffic fatalities occurring at intersections. Left-hand turns and failure to yield account for nearly all intersection collisions. Each year, nearly 2.5 million car accidents occur at roadway crossings, accounting for nearly 40% of all recorded car accidents in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

The intense pain that often comes with the death of a family member can be overwhelming for surviving families. This is particularly true if the accident was caused by a careless or reckless driver. Those who are close to the victim will almost certainly face unexpected and severe consequences. Families often suffer significant financial losses as a result of wrongful death cases, both now and in the future, and fatal accidents necessitate the assistance of an experienced Hardeeville wrongful death attorney.

Unfortunately, many families are unaware that if a family member dies, they may be entitled to compensation. The deceased’s losses include medical expenses, burial costs, and lost future earnings, to name a few. Families who have lost a loved one are frequently unaware of their rights to compensation.

Hardeeville Car Accident Lawyers

An experienced Hardeeville personal injury attorney can explain your rights and walk you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve after a loved one has died. Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers are committed to protecting your legal rights and ensuring that you receive justice for your deceased loved one while holding the responsible party accountable, and we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible settlement for your claim.

Call a Hardeeville car accident lawyer today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a caring attorney about your case if you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident.

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. 

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.