Oconee Co., SC (November 17, 2023) – Emergency officials confirmed that one person died as a result of a fatal crash in the Westminster area on Wednesday morning, November 15. The crash occurred at around 9:00 a.m.
According to reports from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a dump truck was traveling on Highway 11. As the vehicle attempted to back up in a construction zone, it struck a worker who was involved in the highway resurfacing project. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The victim, identified as 58-year-old Joe Milton Bridges, Jr., was pronounced deceased by the Oconee County Coroner’s Office. The incident is currently being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of Joe Milton Bridges, Jr.
Fatal Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal accidents are often devastating. Unfortunately, they take the lives of tens of thousands of people across the United States each year. Approximately 1700 people die as a result of accidents in our state annually.
There are far too many instances where these accidents are a result of negligent drivers. Some of the common factors in fatal collisions across our state include:
- Impaired Driving: This is when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, both legal and illegal. Impaired drivers have reduced reaction times and impaired judgment, which makes them a danger to themselves and others on the road.
- Distracted Driving: This is when the driver’s attention is diverted from the road by activities such as texting, talking on the phone, using in-car infotainment systems, eating, or anything else that takes their eyes, hands, or mind off of driving.
- Speeding: Driving too fast for the conditions or in excess of the posted speed limit is a major factor in fatal car crashes. Speeding gives drivers less time to react to unexpected situations and increases the severity of collisions when they do occur.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal crash, your family should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Chester County right away. Your family may be entitled to compensation for some of the losses and damages you face during this very difficult time.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we are committed to providing exceptional legal representation for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. We understand the emotional and financial toll that these cases can take, which is why we offer free consultations to discuss your options for seeking justice. With our extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases, you can trust us to fight fearlessly on your behalf and secure the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait any longer – call our dedicated personal injury law firm today at (800) 693-7833, and let us help you get the justice and closure you need during this difficult time.