South Carolina high school student victim of pedestrian accident

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A ninth grade student was walking home from school recently when she was struck by an out of control car. The South Carolina girl, who normally rides the school bus, was hit shortly before 5 p.m. as she neared her home, more than three miles from her Horry County school. A local resident noted that traffic on Highway 707, where the car accidentoccurred, was often fast and dangerous.

The victim was hospitalized after the Thursday evening crash, and there was no immediate word on her medical condition. Arrangements were being made for counselors to be available at the girl’s school for the following day. There was no indication whether the driver suffered any injuries or was charged in connection with the pedestrian accident.

Law enforcement personnel were still investigating the scene two hours after the crash. Shoes and a pair of headphones were among the items of evidence circled in the roadway. The matching shoes were lying a distance of approximately 50 feet from one another.

As police presumably continue their investigation, the hope is for the quick and complete recovery of the injured victim. Any car accident is dangerous, but incidents involving a pedestrian often result in severe or fatal injuries. There was no indication what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. As the girl recovers, her family retains the right to pursue legal action on her behalf before a South Carolina civil court. That type of claim will require proof that the driver was negligent in causing the car accident and serious injuries which resulted.

Source:, “Car strikes 14-year-old St. James High student,” Oct. 25, 2012


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