A pedestrian was taken to the hospital Tuesday after being struck by a car while trying to cross the street.
The driver of the vehicle had a green light, but it is the drivers duty to yield the right-of-way when making a left turn.
The pedestrian was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.
In South Carolina, code 56-5-3130 discusses the Pedestrians’ right-of-way in crosswalks, stating:
- (a) When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to yield to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
- (b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
- (c) Subsection (a) shall not apply under the conditions stated in subsection (b) of Section 56-5-3150.
- (d) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
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