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January 27, 2022

Orangeburg, SC – Shannon Polin Dies in Pedestrian Crash at SC-6 & McCords Ferry Rd

Orangeburg, SC (January 26, 2022) – Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Orangeburg on Sunday night, January 23.

It was later revealed that 42-year-old Shannon Polin was crossing at the intersection of SC-6 and McCords Ferry Road when she was struck by an oncoming car at around 9:11 p.m. She was hit by a westbound 1999 Toyota pickup truck on SC-6. Polin was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. 

The passenger and driver of the pickup were not harmed in the crash. No further updates have been provided. 

An ongoing crash investigation is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Shannon Polin at this time.

South Carolina Deadly Pedestrian Accidents

Orangeburg, SC - Shannon Polin Dies in Pedestrian Crash at SC-6 & McCords Ferry Rd

Pedestrians have little protection in the event of a collision, making them more vulnerable to fatalities. In 2017, a pedestrian died in a traffic accident every 88 minutes on average, for a total of 5,977 pedestrian deaths in the United States. Pedestrian deaths continue to rise year after year, despite a drop in passenger car mortality rates across the country. Walkers are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The pain of losing a loved one can be unbearable, especially if the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, and those close to the victim will almost certainly suffer as well. Wrongful death cases often result in significant financial losses for families, both now and in the future, necessitating the assistance of an Orangeburg wrongful death lawyer. Unfortunately, many families are unaware that they may be entitled to compensation if a family member dies. Medical bills, burial costs, and lost future earnings are just a few of the losses incurred by the deceased. Families who have lost a loved one often don’t know where to turn for help in obtaining the compensation they are entitled to.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Orangeburg

After a loved one has died, an experienced Orangeburg car accident lawyer can explain your rights and guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain the compensation you deserve. Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is dedicated to protecting 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.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, call a personal injury lawyer in Orangeburg today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a compassionate attorney 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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