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May 31, 2022

Sumter, SC – Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Cadillac at Deacon Ln & Patricia Dr

Sumter, SC (May 30, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed following a traffic accident on Sunday evening, May 29, in the Sumter area. The deadly accident was reported at the corner of Deacon Lane and Patricia Drive at around 9:20 p.m. 

The pedestrian was reportedly entering the roadway when they were struck by a 2013 Cadillac XTS heading southbound on Deacon Lane. The injured party suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported. It is currently unknown if the at-fault driver remained at the scene. 

The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of 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 Accidents in South Carolina

Sumter, SC - Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Cadillac at Deacon Ln & Patricia Dr

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 5,000 pedestrians were killed and another 76,000 were injured in the United States in 2012. South Carolina pedestrians are likewise in significant danger. South Carolina is the third most hazardous state for pedestrians in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

When a loved one is killed as a consequence of someone else’s actions, some direct family members may file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation. A wrongful death attorney can guide you through the process, outlining what steps to do next, deciding who is to blame, and pursuing a payment via an insurance claim or a lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit may be able to help you recoup financial and emotional damages as a result of a loved one’s death.

Monge & Associates is committed to assisting families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s carelessness or criminal activity. A personal injury attorney may be able to assist you in navigating the legal system after the loss of a loved one. Following a tragic event, our lawyers aim to assist bereaved families in obtaining the treatment they deserve by bringing those responsible to justice.

If a loved one has died as a consequence of someone else’s carelessness, contact a Sumter wrongful death lawyer immediately.

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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