Lexington, SC (November 8, 2023) – One person suffered fatal injuries in a truck crash reported in Lexington County on Monday. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the crash at around 4:30 p.m. on November 6.
According to reports provided by Lexington County authorities, a garbage truck was on the westbound side of Wescott Road collecting trash in the area near Bush River Road. A pedestrian was behind the garbage truck.
For unknown reasons, a 2014 Nissan SUV traveled through the area and struck the pedestrian before crashing into the garbage truck.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries in the crash. The Lexington County coroner’s office confirmed that the victim passed away from their injuries.
The driver of the SUV and two passengers sustained injuries. The three victims were transported to local hospitals.
The crash is being investigated.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal pedestrian accidents take the lives of thousands of people across the United States every year. Here in South Carolina, we see a significant number of innocent people left fatally injured as a result of drivers who are careless and reckless. Many factors can contribute to these accidents taking place. Some of the most common causes include:
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who are drunk or high
- Drivers who are reckless
- Drivers who fail to yield
- Drivers who run red lights
The vast majority of accidents reported in our state are a result of these and other reckless actions. Unfortunately, the consequences of fatal collisions can be far-reaching. Families often struggle to move forward while dealing with the overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial impact that these motor vehicle accidents bring.
After losing a loved one, it is crucial to recognize your legal options. By working with a skilled Lexington wrongful death lawyer, you can hold the responsible party accountable for their actions and receive compensation for your damages. Your attorney will provide support and guidance throughout the legal process, allowing you to focus on healing and remembering your loved one.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the emotional toll that a fatal accident can take on families. That’s why our dedicated team of attorneys works tirelessly to seek justice and closure for our clients in such trying times. Our knowledgeable South Carolina pedestrian accident lawyers have a passion for helping those who have suffered losses due to others’ actions. We will do everything in our power to ensure your family is able to recover compensation to alleviate some of the damages you face. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, contact our South Carolina personal injury legal team today for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833. Our personal injury lawyers will fight diligently until you receive the full, fair, and just compensation that you deserve. Let us help you seek justice and find closure during this challenging time.