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August 23, 2022

Watts Mills, SC – Suzanne Smith Fatally Hit by Car at SC-49 & Eagle Rd

Watts Mills, SC (August 22, 2022) – On Saturday, August 20, a woman was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Watts Mills. The fatal crash was reported on SC-49 near Eagle Road at around 8 p.m. 

A pedestrian was reportedly walking across the highway when she was struck by a pickup truck. The injured party suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased party was later identified as 57-year-old Suzanne Smith of Laurens. 

The driver of the pickup was not hurt. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly pedestrian crash is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Suzanne Smith at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina

Watts Mills, SC - Suzanne Smith Fatally Hit by Car at SC-49 & Eagle Rd

On our state’s roads, there were 121 fatalities of pedestrians and 10 deaths of bikers reported in 2020. Walking along the road may seem to be a great way to get around, but pedestrians are at risk of being seriously injured if they are hit by a motor vehicle. Reckless drivers fail to share the roads as they should with those traveling on foot. 

Sadly, if you are hurt in a pedestrian collision in South Carolina, you are not alone. The South Carolina Department of Transportation reports that in terms of population, the state had the second-highest rate of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in the US in 2020.

Legally, drivers have a responsibility of care to for pedestrians. To prevent hurting themselves, other drivers, or pedestrians, motorists must drive in accordance with the law.

The attorneys at Monge & Associates will tenaciously protect your fundamental rights to make sure that you and your family receive the compensation to which you are entitled. To ensure that those accountable for the atrocious atrocities are brought to justice, we will make every effort. If a loved one has passed away unexpectedly as a consequence of someone else’s carelessness, contact a Watts Mills wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can 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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