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July 22, 2022

Lexington, SC – Sierra Parker Dies in Pedestrian Crash on I-26

Lexington, SC (July 21, 2022) – A Columbia woman was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle outside of Lexington on Monday, July 18. The deadly pedestrian accident took place on Interstate 26 near mile marker 106. 

Local reports revealed that 23-year-old Sierra Lachelle Parker was walking along the westbound lanes of the highway when she was hit by an oncoming car. The at-fault driver fled the scene without providing aid to the injured party. Parker suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by attending medical personnel. 

No additional information has been released. 

An ongoing crash investigation is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sierra Lachelle Parker at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina

Lexington, SC - Sierra Parker Dies in Pedestrian Crash on I-26

When wandering about the streets of the cities in South Carolina, one can get the impression that walking is generally risk-free and uncomplicated from any potential hazards. The data, on the other hand, demonstrate that the risk to pedestrians is far higher than one may at first have believed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were close to 5,000 pedestrian fatalities and approximately 76,000 pedestrian injuries reported in the United States in the year 2012.

It is a tragedy enough to lose a loved one due to an unexpected accident, and it is terrible to lose a loved one due to the purposeful or willful neglect of others. When something like this takes place, the family should be compensated for the loss. Even though money can’t bring back a loved one who has passed on, it may assist ease the burden of financial concerns. The estate of a deceased person is permitted to file a claim for wrongful death damages in South Carolina. Depending on the specific circumstances, the estate may be entitled to collect exemplary damages in addition to economic and non-economic losses.

Monge & Associates is dedicated to supporting families who have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence on the road. Our lawyers assist the surviving family members in bringing a claim against the accountable parties after a terrible tragedy in order to get fair monetary recompense for the victims. If the loss of a loved one was brought on by the negligence of another person, get in touch with a Lexington wrongful death attorney online or by phone at 888-688-1924.

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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