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Car Strikes and Kills Pedestrian on Baker Street in Little River, South Carolina (SC)

July 28, 2020

LITTLE RIVER, SC- writes that a pedestrian died in a crash in Little River this week. The victim, identified as a 37-year-old woman, was struck in the early morning and suffered severe injuries. Within hours of the crash, reports stated that the victim had died from her injuries.*

Investigators did not release details regarding the cause of the accident or the identity of the driver. 

Recent statistics indicate that South Carolina is among the states with the worst records in the country for pedestrian fatalities. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) placed the Palmetto State in sixth place in terms of pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents. Nationally, pedestrian deaths are occurring more often and in higher numbers in recent years. 

The rising number of pedestrians killed is leading to many officials stating that there is a need to improve infrastructure to better protect vulnerable road users. The call for more bike lanes, safety education, and for pedestrian-friendly streets is coming from safety advocates, politicians, and members of law enforcement. 

A police officer from North Charleston stated that many of these tragic crashes are entirely preventable. In some instances, pedestrians could have crossed at crosswalks but chose to cross in unmarked locations. But others point out that in many locations, better infrastructure is needed to keep people safe while sharing the road with automobiles. Lighting has emerged as one of the main issues creating pedestrian dangers. Most of these tragedies are occurring after dark. 

While the work to improve pedestrian safety will take time and be costly, some in the state are optimistic because of the support they are experiencing for making such changes. 

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