Rigoberto Espinal Obituary, Death – A man who was 43 years old and from Honduras was identified as the pedestrian who was killed in the recent collision that took place between a car and a pedestrian on Ashley Phosphate Road. The collision occurred recently. The information that was provided by the Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal indicates that Rigoberto Lorenzo Baca Espinal passed away on December 11 at approximately 10:45 p.m. as a result of injuries he sustained after being struck by a Ford pickup truck on Mazcyk Road.
The information was provided by the Charleston County Coroner. The juvenile driver of the truck was arrested by officers with the North Charleston Police Department; but, according to a spokeswoman named Harve Jacobs, no charges would be filed in connection with the incident. According to the information contained in a traffic report, Espinal committed a violation of the law when she entered the roadway in front of the vehicle while it was moving in an easterly direction on Ashley Phosphate Road.
As a result of the driver not being under the influence of any substances, the report indicates that they were able to keep the acceptable speed during the entire incident. In the incident report, a person by the name of Espinal who is a resident of Galveston, Texas, was listed as a witness. According to the findings of a study that was carried out not too long ago by the non-profit organization Smart Growth American, the metropolitan region that encompasses the three counties that make up Charleston will have the fifth worst rate of pedestrian deaths per capita in the United States from the years 2016 to 2020.
Officials from the government have claimed that they are working on a solution to the problem and expanding sidewalk access, with at least some of the millions of dollars that were provided by the American Rescue and Reinvestment Act being used for the expansion of sidewalk access. According to a report that was published in July by The Post and Courier, there has not been a comprehensive inventory of the region’s sidewalk needs completed. This is despite the fact that the need is substantially more than the money that are currently accessible.
Pedestrians who are killed as a result of accidents that take place on local roads are sometimes the victims of local drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or who are driving carelessly. However, officials from law enforcement stress that pedestrians also need to be aware of cars by making use of crosswalks and showing patience near dangerous areas.