**Media Release** For Release: January 4, 2023
Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Accident on East Bay and South Street
Charleston, S.C. - The Charleston Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and motor vehicle, which took place at approximately 6:38 pm on East Bay and South Street.
A motor vehicle was southbound on East Bay near South Street when it struck a pedestrian in a wheelchair that was attempting to cross the street. This area is a dark section of the roadway without a marked crosswalk. CPD patrol officers along with EMS and the Charleston Fire Department responded to the scene to treat the injured pedestrian. The victim was transported to MUSC but unfortunately was pronounced deceased upon arrival.
The driver of the vehicle involved remained on the scene, showed no signs of impairment, and cooperated with investigators. MAIT investigators closed East Bay in both directions while they completed their investigation. The roadway was reopened at 10:10 pm to vehicular traffic
This fatal collision remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased.
Anyone with information that may be pertinent to the investigation is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department Traffic Unit at (843)965-4084.
This fatal accident is the first (1st) fatal collision investigated by the Charleston Police
Department in 2023.
Fatal Traffic Collision Breakdown Year-to-Date:
- Vehicle versus Pedestrian – 1
- Vehicle versus Vehicle – 0
- Single Vehicle – 0
- Vehicle versus Motorcycle – 0
CPD investigated zero (0) traffic-related fatalities at this time in 2022.
Committed to Truth, Transparency, and Timeliness
Lt. C. Taylor ● Sgt. E. Wolfsen ● Insp. Michael Gillooly ● Sgt. L. Mixon ● Sgt. C. DuBose
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