An alleged hit-and-run accident at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 27, has ended the life of a pedestrian. According to the South Carolina State Patrol, the incident occurred in the Greenville area at Old Buncombe Road at Neely Street.
Motorist Allegedly Loses Control
A spokesman for the SC Highway Patrol said that a preliminary investigation revealed that the motorist lost control of his vehicle before it struck a 62-year-old Greenville woman. According to reports, the vehicle went on to strike a fence before the motorist fled the scene.
Multiple Charges Filed
Troopers later located the motorist, identified as a 20-year-old male, and took him into custody. Online jail records reveal that the man subsequently entered the Greenville County Detention Center. He faces multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal accident, operating an uninsured vehicle, driving with a suspended license and driving too fast for conditions.
Although this accident remains under investigation by the MAIT team, South Carolina state law does provide a means of redress in the civil courts when a person suffers injury or death at the hands of a negligent motorist. When a person suffers injury, it is possible to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain, suffering and lost wages. When loss of life occurs, survivors often file litigation seeking compensation for loss of companionship, burial expenses and other losses.
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