Anderson, SC (December 28, 2018) – A woman and her dog were killed in a fatal pedestrian accident when they were struck by a vehicle after walking along Clemson Boulevard this morning.
Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the accident this morning around 7:05 a.m. near the area of George Smith Mill Road.
The 31-year-old woman who lost her life has since been identified as 31-year-old Ashley Sexton Nichols. She had been crossing the road when she and her dog were struck by a 2016 Hyundai. Nichols’ boyfriend was also with her at the time. He was not injured in the accident.
The driver of the vehicle that struck them was not injured. No charges were filed in the accident.
At this time, police continue their investigation of the accident.
We would like to first extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ashley Sexton Nichols, whose life has been taken too soon in this horrific accident. An unexpected pedestrian death can be a life-changing experience for all and we want you to know that you have many rights at this time.
Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina
Every year, many people will lose their lives in South Carolina car accidents due to the negligence of others. In fact, in 2012 alone, 1,153 drivers lost their lives in these horrific accidents, with South Carolina rising to the top of the list for states with the most fatal accidents. When it comes to pedestrian accidents, in 2012, 123 pedestrians lost their lives. Pedestrian accidents are on the rise, which is why it is important to have an experienced wrongful death attorney on your side if you have lost someone close to you in one of these accidents.
At the Nye Law Group, we have made it our personal responsibility to assist those who have been affected by the reckless acts of another party. If you have lost somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident, it is important to note that you have many rights concerning the losses you have received. Our personal injury attorneys have handled a wide variety of cases and will help you achieve proven case results in your time of need. Contact us for more information on how we can assist you during this time 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.