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December 6, 2021

Winnsboro, SC – Man Struck, Killed Checking Mail at Smallstown Rd & Swallow Ln

Winnsboro, SC (December 6, 2021) – A Midlands man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Winnsboro on Friday night, December 3. The deadly pedestrian crash occurred at the intersection of Smallstown Road and Swallow Lane as the victim was checking the mail. 

Local reports revealed that 72-year-old Mark Small Sr. was hit by a vehicle at around 6 p.m. After checking the mail, Small was walking along Smallstown Road when he was struck by a GMC pickup. Mr. Small was pronounced deceased shortly after the crash. The driver stopped after the accident and cooperated with authorities. Neither the driver nor the passenger was injured. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal pedestrian accident is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mark Small at this time.

South Carolina Deadly Pedestrian Crashes

Winnsboro, SC - Man Killed Checking Mail at Smallstown Rd & Swallow Ln

Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the United States, with a nearly 10% increase in 2015. A pedestrian has little protection in the event of a car accident, which means they are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. There were 5,376 pedestrian deaths in the United States in 2015. Nationwide, a pedestrian was killed every 1.6 hours on average that year, with a pedestrian injury every 7.5 minutes.

In a collision with a motor vehicle, a pedestrian is at a significant disadvantage and is more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. As a result, there has been a significant increase in pedestrian fatalities across the country. Unlike automobile passengers, pedestrians are subjected to the full force of a collision. It is possible that the injuries sustained as a result of this will be fatal. Drivers must give pedestrians the right of way and share the road with them. They may be held liable under state law if they fail to do so. A pedestrian injury lawyer in Winnsboro can assist you in seeking financial compensation for your injuries after being struck by a careless driver.

Pedestrian Crash Attorneys in Winnsboro

Although few people expect to be seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, thousands of pedestrians are injured each year across the state and require legal assistance. Many injured parties are unsure of how to seek compensation for their injuries after an accident, which is why consulting with a Winnsboro personal injury lawyer is advised. Monge & Associates is dedicated to obtaining the justice you deserve, and we believe that accident victims are entitled to a full recovery.

Call our offices today at 800-421-0174 to speak with a knowledgeable Winnsboro wrongful death lawyer 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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