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December 12, 2021

Orangeburg, SC – Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Accident on SC-33

Orangeburg, SC (December 12, 2021) – A pedestrian in a motorized wheelchair suffered fatal injuries after being involved in a collision in Orangeburg on Saturday night, December 11. The deadly pedestrian accident was reported at around 9:15 p.m. on SC-33. 

Local sources revealed that the first vehicle was a 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by a 19-year-old woman and the second was a Hyundai sedan driven by a 28-year-old woman. Both drivers were reportedly headed northbound on the highway.

Both vehicles hit a pedestrian that was crossing the roadway. The injured victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly pedestrian crash is underway. 

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

Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in South Carolina

Orangeburg, SC - Pedestrian Dies in Traffic Accident on SC-33

In the United States, pedestrian fatalities are on the rise, with a nearly 10% increase in 2015. In the event of a traffic accident, a pedestrian has very little protection, which means they are 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, with a pedestrian injury every 7.5 minutes, according to statistics.

The rise in fatal pedestrian collisions can be attributed to a number of factors. In South Carolina, distracted driving has become a major safety issue, but it isn’t the only cause of pedestrian accidents. According to statistics, the state has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. According to our Orangeburg personal injury attorneys, the majority of these accidents are caused by driver distraction, intoxication, or general negligence behind the wheel.

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Orangeburg

An Orangeburg pedestrian accident lawyer can help you get the most money for your legal claim. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers can help you prepare your case and improve your chances of a favorable outcome. Pedestrians who are injured as a result of another driver’s negligence should be able to seek compensation.

Call 800-421-0174 to speak with one of our Orangeburg wrongful death attorneys about your case.

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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