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January 20, 2022

North Charleston, SC – Clinton Proctor Dies in Crash with Amtrak Train on Remount Rd

North Charleston, SC (January 19, 2022) – A Hanahan man was killed following a collision involving an Amtrak train in North Charleston on Sunday morning, January 19. The deadly accident took place on Remount Road between Dutton Avenue and Dakota Street at around 4:50 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that a silver 2006 Honda Accord was traveling from N. Rhett Avenue onto Rivers Avenue. The vehicle drove onto the tracks where it was hit by an oncoming Amtrak train. The driver, 57-year-old Clinton Proctor of Hanahan, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. 

No further information has been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Clinton Proctor at this time.

Deadly Amtrak Train Collisions in South Carolina

North Charleston, SC - Clinton Proctor Dies in Crash with Amtrak Train on Remount Rd

In the event of a collision with another vehicle, a massive Amtrak train can cause significant damage. Each year, approximately 5,800 train-vehicle collisions occur, resulting in over 600 deaths and 2,300 injuries, according to the US Department of Transportation. After more than a mile, a 150-car freight train traveling at 50 mph comes to a complete stop.

You should file a wrongful death claim if a loved one was killed in a car accident. These claims are governed by a number of complicated rules, including who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim in South Carolina is appropriate. A wrongful death lawsuit is an option when the at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death. With the help of a North Charleston car accident lawyer, a representative of the deceased should file a claim and attempt to prove the defendant’s negligence.

North Charleston Wrongful Death Lawyers

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is dedicated to fully compensating families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another. A wrongful death lawyer will guide you through the entire legal process, regardless of the nature of your claim. Our North Charleston personal injury lawyers want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve after a fatal accident while also holding the responsible party accountable.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call a North Charleston wrongful death lawyer 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. 

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.