Bland Richter Law Firm Takes On Charleston Crosstown “Killing Machine”

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Charleston, South Carolina – April 13, 2024 – Bland Richter Law Firm announced today the filing of a lawsuit against the City of Folly Beach and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) on behalf of the estate of Belinda Faye Prim. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death stemming from an incident on June 26, 2023, in which Belinda Prim was fatally struck by a Folly Beach police vehicle while attempting to cross the Septima P. Clark Parkway.

Belinda Prim, a 66-year-old resident of Charleston County, tragically became another victim of the dangerous conditions along the Septima P. Clark Parkway, a roadway that has claimed the lives of at least eight pedestrians since 2012. Despite ongoing studies and discussions, the lawsuit contends that the necessary safety improvements have not been implemented, resulting in a hazardous environment for pedestrians.

Attorney Ronnie Richter, who represents the plaintiff, expressed his determination to seek justice for Belinda Prim and hold the responsible parties accountable.  “While the politicians and SCDOT hold meetings, conduct studies, publish statements, and point fingers, the crosstown remains a killing machine. The latest victim of the bureaucracy’s failure to fix the crosstown is Belinda Faye Prim” he states.  

In a joint statement between Richter and partner Eric Bland, they remarked:

“Belinda Prim’s death is a heartbreaking example of the failure to address the dangerous conditions along the Septima P. Clark Parkway. We are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of Belinda and her family. The City of Folly Beach and the South Carolina Department of Transportation must be held accountable for their negligence, and we will vigorously advocate for the rights of our client.”

The lawsuit, filed in the Court of Common Pleas for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, seeks damages for the suffering endured by Belinda Prim and her family as a result of the incident. It alleges negligence on the part of both Folly Beach and SCDOT, citing failures in roadway design, maintenance, and pedestrian safety measures.

The legal team at Bland Richter LLP is prepared to pursue all avenues of legal recourse to ensure that justice is served for Belinda Prim and her loved ones.