Pedestrians face many risks when walking near or standing alongside South Carolina’s roadways. This is especially true when lighting is low like in the early morning hours. But sometimes, when one’s vehicle is disabled, there is no other option but to get out of the vehicle to attempt to make repairs or to seek help. Sadly, a young man was recently killed when his vehicle was disabled, and he was struck by another car along the highway.
A tragic accident
This accident happened along I-85 near mile marker 72 in Spartanburg County. A 20-year-old male was stepping out of his disabled vehicle which was parked in the median. It was around 6:20 a.m. when the man was struck by a Kia SUV. He died from his injuries.
Due to the time of day of the accident, low light conditions may have contributed to the crash. South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the accident and hasn’t filed any charges against the driver of the SUV. Sadly, a family is now mourning the loss of a young man who had his whole life ahead of him.
Where to turn after losing a loved one
Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians often leave the victim seriously injured, and many times pedestrians die from those injuries. If an accident is caused by negligent driving where the driver was speeding, intoxicated, or otherwise not following the laws of the road, the victim’s family has the right to seek compensation through the civil court system. South Carolina accident victims or their surviving family members can seek legal advice from an experienced attorney to better understand what options they have.