Horry County, SC (October 22, 2023) – On Saturday morning, the South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a fatal accident reported in Horry County.
According to official reports, at around 2:00 a.m. on October 21, a pedestrian was traveling north on US Highway 17. For reasons unknown, a vehicle struck the pedestrian just one-half of the mile south of North Myrtle Beach.
The pedestrian, who was identified as 59-year-old Theresa Brown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, sustained fatal injuries. She died while still at the scene of the accident.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
Our sympathies are with the family of Theresa Brown at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina
In 2022, more than 7500 people died as a result of pedestrian accidents across the United States. Far too often, innocent pedestrians lose their lives as a result of drivers who fail to control their vehicles in a safe manner. When drivers are reckless, particularly when traveling near pedestrians, they are likely to cause severe harm or even kill them.
We see many pedestrian accidents take place as a result of drivers who are distracted. When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead, particularly during the overnight hours, they may not see pedestrians traveling nearby. Another common factor in many pedestrian accidents is failing to yield the right-of-way. When drivers do not yield to pedestrians, they can cause devastating accidents that ultimately take their lives.
We also see many pedestrian accidents take place as a result of drivers who do not stop at stop signs or run past red lights. When drivers do not stop for traffic control devices, they can cause severe accidents that claim the lives of innocent victims.
After the loss of a loved one, your family may be able to take legal action. Seeking help from a Horry County wrongful death lawyer can help to ensure that your family is able to protect your rights and get justice. Your attorney will be able to build a strong case on your behalf against the defendant and demand timely compensation for any of the losses and damages that you face during this difficult time and moving forward.
At Ted Greve & Associates, P.A., our priority is providing compassionate support and legal advocacy for families who have lost a loved one in a car accident. With over 20 years of experience handling wrongful death cases, we are dedicated to fighting for justice and holding negligent drivers accountable. Our team of fearless legal advocates will provide personalized service and tirelessly pursue the compensation you deserve for your losses.
If you have lost someone you live in a fatal car accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today for a free consultation by calling (800) 693-7833. Let our fearless legal advocates help ease your burden so that you can focus on healing and moving forward.