Pedestrian Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-95 in Orangeburg County, SC
Orangeburg County, SC -- June 22, 2022, one person was injured following an accident where a tractor-trailer hit them along I-95.
Officials said that the crash took place at around 6:20 p.m. near the 98 mile marker of northbound I-95.
Right now, the exact details are unavailable. It appears a pedestrian was going westbound across the interstate when a northbound tractor-trailer hit him.
Due to the collision, the victim succumbed to fatal injuries. Additional details about the accident are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Pedestrian Truck Accident on I-95 in Orangeburg County
With pedestrian accidents like this, it's important to ensure people aren't jumping to conclusions. Quite frankly, it is dangerous for a pedestrian to cross an interstate in just about any situation. But that doesn't automatically make them at fault for a situation like this. There could be extenuating circumstances that made all of this unavoidable or perhaps even that the truck driver should have reasonably been able to avoid yet didn't. It's not my place to say one way or another, but it wouldn't be the first time if more thorough independent investigations showed there was more to this story.