Newberry, SC (November 21, 2018) – A fatal pedestrian accident is still under investigation that took place when the individual was struck by a vehicle this week in Newberry. The accident is still under investigation by the coroner’s office, Newberry Police Department, and Highway Patrol, but they have since identified the name of the party involved.
The pedestrian has been identified as 68-year-old Yogeshbhai Patel. At the time of the accident, Patel had been struck by a moving vehicle on Wilson Road around 8 p.m. that evening. The pedestrian apparently stepped into traffic when he was struck.
Patel allegedly died of blunt force trauma. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
First and foremost, we would like to take a moment to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Yogeshbhai Patel, who lost his life in this serious accident that could have been prevented. These accidents can very easily become life-threatening scenarios when care is not taken on our roadways.
Pedestrian Accident in South Carolina
Pedestrian accidents might not be as common as other types of fatal car accidents on our roads, but they still continue to take place every year due to the negligence of other drivers. The truth of the matter is that people across South Carolina are supposed to always exercise a duty of care to pedestrians but sometimes fail to do so. These negligent acts take place in the form of speeding, drunk driving, and many other scenarios every year.
At the Nye Law Group, we would like to extend a helping hand to you when you need it the most. We have made it our responsibility to help those in need after they have been affected by the reckless actions of another party. If you or a loved one have fallen victim to one of these accidents, we want to help you in any way possible. Contact us today at 912-200-5230 for more information on your case, especially when you and your loved ones are in need.
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.