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December 10, 2021

Hilton Head Island, SC – Fatal Pedestrian Crash at US-278 & Spanish Wells Road

Hilton Head Island, SC (December 10, 2021) – One person was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle on Friday morning, December 10, in Hilton Head Island. The deadly crash occurred at the crossing of US-278 and Spanish Wells Road at around 7:47 a.m. 

A pedestrian was reportedly crossing at the intersection when they were hit by an oncoming vehicle. The area was closed while emergency responders were present. At this time, the identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed. 

No further details have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly pedestrian crash is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, SC - Fatal Pedestrian Crash at US-278 & Spanish Wells Road

Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the United States, with a nearly 10% increase in 2015. A pedestrian has very little protection in the event of a traffic accident, which means they are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. There were 5,376 pedestrian deaths in the United States in 2015. According to statistics, a pedestrian was killed every 1.6 hours on average that year, with a pedestrian injury every 7.5 minutes.

A pedestrian is at a significant disadvantage in a collision with a motor vehicle and is more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. As a result, pedestrian fatalities have increased significantly across the country. Pedestrians, unlike car passengers, are subjected to the full force of a collision. Those on foot are extremely likely to sustain serious injuries. Drivers must give pedestrians the right of way and share the road with them, and if they fail to do so, they may be held liable under state law. After being struck by a careless driver, a pedestrian injury lawyer in Hilton Head Island can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries.

Hilton Head Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Thousands of pedestrians are injured each year across the state and require legal assistance, despite the fact that few people expect to be seriously injured in a pedestrian accident. Many injured parties are unsure how to seek compensation for their injuries following an accident, which is why you should consult with a Hilton Head Island personal injury attorney. Monge & Associates is committed to helping you get the justice you deserve, and we believe that every accident victim is entitled to full compensation.

To speak with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Hilton Head Island about your case, call our offices today at 800-421-0174.

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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