A runner was fatally struck in a crosswalk in Lexington County, South Carolina on Tuesday morning. Around 5:15 am, the 36-year-old woman entered a crosswalk between Augusta Highway and Charter Oak Road near the local high school. The driver of the vehicle sustained no injuries and stopped to assist the runner after the pedestrian accident.
Devastating pedestrian accidents occur all too often and, at the very least, may cause physical trauma and emotional distress for the victim. Many may think a pedestrian accident consists of an individual walking down a street or crossing at a traffic light, but anyone who is sitting along the side of a road or jogging may be vulnerable in this type of wreck as well. In some cases, drivers may be unaware of the presence of a pedestrian or fail to use caution when driving near the individual.
If you or someone you love became injured in a pedestrian accident, our Lexington County personal injury lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will lend a helping hand. To schedule a free consultation, contact us 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 from our six offices in the state.