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An Horry County man died after falling on the sidewalk outside of Oliver’s Restaurant in Conway, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
Eugene Forrest died Jan. 12 after suffering “catastrophic injuries,” including an anoxic brain injury, from the fall, the lawsuit states. Forrest was visiting Oliver’s Restaurant, 1301 U.S. 501, at lunch Jan. 2 when he tripped and fell over a “dangerous, uneven hazardous sidewalk edge” near the front of the restaurant and died 10 days later, the lawsuit states.
The suit alleges the restaurant failed to properly maintain the sidewalk and parking area, failed to warn customers of the “hazardous conditions,” failed to fix the problem and properly inspect the sidewalk.
Forrest’s spouse, Brenda Forrest, filed the wrongful death lawsuit this week in Horry County.
An owner at Oliver’s said the restaurant had no comment about the filing.