Lawsuit against Pioneer Water alleges negligence

A lawsuit filed this week in the Anderson Common Pleas Court alleges negligence by the Pioneer Rural Water District of Oconee-Anderson that led to an accident at the scene of a large water break near Townville.  The lawsuit for Matthew Roper, filed by attorney Trevor White, alleges that on the morning of June 12, 2022 Roper was taking his dog for a walk on Shenandoah Road when they met a water break and he was struck by a third-party moving vehicle. The lawsuit contends the driver could not see the water on the road because of a blind spot.  The suit contends Pioneer failed to provide any warnings for traffic near the accident scene.  As a result, the lawsuit alleges, Roper sustained broken bones and following surgeries learned that he also suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, for which constant care is required by his family and friends.  The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and damages in excess of $100 thousand.