According to the Highway Patrol, a pedestrian was hit by an unknown vehicle on W. Faris Road on W. Faris Road near Welch St. at about 9 PM on Thursday, Dec 9th. The vehicle left the scene.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as 49-year-old Rusty Dale Blankenship, who died at the hospital.
A senior deputy coroner said, “For people traveling up and down the roads, these roadways, they’re not very well-lit, the weather’s bad, and there’s a lot more traffic out and people out walking with the holidays,” said Jenn Cason.
If you have any information please contact SCHP at 864-241-1000.
A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
It’s always a tragedy when a person’s life is taken by a hit-and-run. This is why it is so important to have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. In a case like this, our personal injury lawyers would fight for the family to get the highest possible settlement. Although it can never bring back the life of a loved one, the financial help with covering funeral expenses and loss of family income can help ease the burden while the family grieves.
For a free legal consultation, call 864-740-8653
Additionally, the Hammack Law Firm advocates for trucking and automotive safety to make our roads safer as a whole. This is something we are extremely passionate about. Contact pedestrian accident lawyers today for free consultation.