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December 26, 2021

Laurens, SC – Michael Thomas Shippy Dies in Pedestrian Crash on SC-49

Laurens, SC (December 26, 2021) – A pedestrian accident on Christmas Eve in Laurens left one person dead. The fatal crash was reported at 10 p.m. near the crossing of SC-49 and Sandy Springs Road. 

Local reports revealed that a pedestrian was walking along the highway when they were hit by an oncoming motor vehicle. Emergency responders were sent to the scene to render aid to the injured party. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The deceased victim was later identified as Michael Thomas Shippy. No other injuries were reported in the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Thomas Shippy at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina

Laurens, SC - Michael Thomas Shippy Dies in Pedestrian Crash on SC-49

In the event of a collision, a pedestrian has very little protection. As a result, they’re 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, according to national statistics, with a pedestrian injury every 7.5 minutes. In the United States, pedestrian fatalities are on the rise, with a nearly 10% increase in 2015.

The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming, especially if the accident was caused by a careless or reckless driver, and those close to the victim will undoubtedly suffer as well. Wrongful death cases frequently result in significant financial losses for families, both now and in the future, necessitating the help of a knowledgeable Laurens wrongful death lawyer. Unfortunately, many families are unaware that after a family member passes away, they may be entitled to compensation. Some of the losses include medical bills for the deceased, burial costs, and lost future earnings. Families who have lost a loved one often don’t know what to do to get the compensation they are entitled to.

Laurens Pedestrian Crash Lawyers

An experienced Laurens 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. The attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers are committed to defending 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 ensure that you receive the best possible settlement for your claim.

Call a Laurens car accident lawyer today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a compassionate 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. 

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