Lake City, SC (November 16, 2018) – In Lake City, a man was struck and killed in a serious fatal pedestrian accident that took place on Highway 52 Thursday night, November 15.
The man was identified as 53-year-old Alphonsa Washington. Officer Amy Pringle reported that the incident happened around 6:15 p.m. near Lavells Diner when Washington was suddenly struck by a vehicle.
The incident was ruled an accident. No charges have been given in this case as of yet. Police are still taking a closer look at the circumstances of what caused Washington to be struck by the vehicle. Police continue a full investigation at this time.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alphonsa Washington at this time and hope that they are able to find comfort and peace at this time. We were saddened to hear about this accident and know just how difficult they can be to endure, even for the family.
Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina
In the first six months of 2017, pedestrian accidents increased by about 7.6%. 71 pedestrians were killed in the first six months of 2017, which was more than the 66 pedestrians who lost their lives in the first six months of 2016. Pedestrian accidents take place every year across the state for a variety of reasons such as distracted driving, drunk driving, incidents of speeding, and more.
At the Nye Law Group, we have adopted the personal responsibility of standing up for the rights of those who have lost somebody close to them in a serious pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents can easily bring devastating losses, as pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable figures on our roadways. Being proactive in your case as a family member and collecting evidence, learning the laws of the state, and more can help you get ahead in your time of need. Contact us for more information at 912-200-5230 for more information on how we can assist you at this time.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
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.