An elderly pedestrian became fatally struck after he entered a crosswalk in Sumter, South Carolina. The pedestrian accident occurred on Friday evening around 6:30 pm when an SUV hit him on a crosswalk on Calhoun Street. After receiving medical treatment at the Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, he succumbed to his fatal injuries.
Pedestrians may not even realize that simply entering a crosswalk could end in tragedy. Drivers should be aware of the guidelines in place that protect pedestrians while they travel on city streets or residential roads, but many times, they may fail to adhere to them or may not observe a pedestrian in the vicinity. The victim of a pedestrian accident may be in danger of developing serious injuries or even become fatally injured.
If you or someone you love became injured in a pedestrian accident, our South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A. will lend you a helping hand. To schedule a free case review, call us today at 803-929-3600 or toll-free at 866-881-8623 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout South Carolina in the following counties, Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, Newberry County, and in the municipalities of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.