Anderson County, SC (November 26, 2018) – In Anderson County, one person lost their life in a tragic fatal accident, while a passenger who was identified as a juvenile was injured. The accident took place near Pendleton on Saturday evening, November 24, around 9:10 p.m.
Emergency responders were called to the scene at Burns Bridge Road near an intersection with SC-187. The driver of an SUV ran off the left side of the road while they were heading north after being involved in an accident. The car struck a ditch and flipped, which caused the vehicle to strike a tree.
The driver was trapped in the vehicle and the passenger, a child, was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The driver was later identified as 17-year-old Dillon Padgett. Padgett had just picked up his friend to watch a football game when the accident took place.
At this time, the other passenger is in stable condition and remains in the hospital but is alert. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident at this time.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dillon Padgett at this time, as we understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one, especially a child, in a serious car accident.
Fatal Accident in South Carolina
Every day, people lose their lives in serious South Carolina accidents due to a variety of reasons. In fact, South Carolina ranks #3 on a list of deadliest states for fatal car crashes. These accidents happen due to drunk driving, excessive speed, distracted driving, and more.
At the Nye Law Group, we have made it our personal responsibility to help those who have lost a loved one due to the recklessness of others on our roads. The roadways can be a dangerous place in South Carolina, as well as many other states, and you should always have an advocate by your side who is knowledgeable in the laws of the state and can help you from start to finish. If you have lost somebody close to you in an accident, do not hesitate to reach us today for more information on where to turn at 912-200-5230.
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Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.