Colleton County, SC (November 15, 2018) – Police say that an individual who lost their life in a fatal pedestrian crash has since been identified. The individual was struck by a motor vehicle on the Charleston Highway.
The pedestrian has since been identified as 54-year-old Barney Joe Wiggins Jr. He died at the scene of the crash on the Charleston Highway near the area of Rodeo Drive.
The cause of death was deemed severe trauma. Police say that Wiggins had been walking westbound around 8:30 p.m. when he was suddenly struck by a westbound SUV driven by a woman from Walterboro. Police confirmed that the woman was not injured in the accident.
Wiggins did not have any identification on him, but police were able to find pieces of a cell phone on the roadway. They pieced it back together to gain contact information and identify the man.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Barney Joe Wiggins Jr., whose life was taken prematurely in a pedestrian accident that may have been preventable. If you have lost somebody close to you in one of these accidents, we want to assure you that you have many rights.
Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina
Believe it or not, South Carolina leads the nation in fatalities caused on our roadways. This is especially true for pedestrians, where hundreds of lives are taken every year in these horrific and life-changing accidents. Many of these accidents happen for negligent reasons by drivers such as drunk driving, driver distractions, and more.
If you have lost somebody close to you in any type of accident, we know how difficult this can be on you and want to offer our support to you at this time. You may be entitled to compensation to help you cover your losses after you have received a variety of damages such as medical bills that you need to repay, funeral costs, and more. These incidents can be extremely emotional in nature, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side who is going to listen to your concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us today at the Nye Law Group 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.