Lancaster, SC (November 8, 2018) – In Lancaster, the Lancaster County Assistant Fire Chief lost his life on Tuesday, November 6, while directing traffic at an accident scene. He had been taken to the Springs Memorial Hospital and passed away while there around 8 p.m.
The fire chief was identified as 59-year-old Dennis Straight. Straight had been a volunteer for more than 20 years and was known for being an extremely generous man by all of those who knew him.
The accident happened around 7 p.m. while he was working at the scene of a crash in the intersection of US 521 and SC 5 in Lancaster County. The vehicle that ran into him was driven by a 33-year-old man from Kershaw. The other party was not injured.
The vehicle had been turning onto the highway in the intersection when the accident took place. As of now, the Major Accident Investigation Team continues to take a closer look at the accident.
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dennis Straight during this difficult time. We were very saddened to hear about this accident and hope that his family and loved ones can recover from this terrible loss and find the peace and comfort that they deserve as they begin to grieve this kind man’s passing.
Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina
10% of those who are taken from us too soon in accidents every year are pedestrians. According to reports, 113 people have lost their lives in pedestrian accidents just last year in South Carolina, and many more suffered from life-altering injuries. These accidents to take place due to the negligence of drivers and sometimes pedestrians every year and are usually preventable.
We understand that losing a loved one can have a profound effect on you and your family. We have made it our responsibility to help those in need following a serious accident, especially when you are finding it difficult to move forward because your loved one has lost their life. We have over a decade of experience handling complicated wrongful death claims and would like to stand with you and your loved ones during this time so your rights are protected. If you have lost a loved one in a South Carolina pedestrian accident, we want to extend a helping hand to you at the Nye Law Group. Call us today at 912-200-5230.
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