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Several hours after a fatal crash on July 19, police received a call from the family of a man believed to have been responsible for the collision. The man has since been charged in connection with the auto accident. It is not yet known why the man fled the scene of an accident that killed one person and sent three others to the hospital.

The man is said to have been driving the vehicle that collided with a golf cart that was occupied by four people in the South Carolina town of Fountain Inn. The deceased victim was a 75-year-old woman. Nothing is known about the other three people in the golf cart other than the fact that they were injured. No news of their current condition was available.

According to preliminary police reports, the car rear-ended the golf cart. An inspection of the golf cart revealed that its lights were working and on at the time of the accident. The golf cart also had a “slow-moving vehicle tag” on it. The investigation is ongoing and it is not yet known if factors such as speed, alcohol or distracted driving were the cause of the crash.

The results of the investigation into this auto accident could prove useful to the family of the deceased woman and the injured parties. If any or all of them exercise their rights under South Carolina law to file a civil action against the driver, they will need to prove his negligence in order to be eligible for monetary compensation. The results of the investigation could provide proof of the driver’s negligence and that his actions caused or contributed to the death of the woman and the injuries sustained by the other parties.

Source:, “Local woman killed in South Carolina golf cart accident,” July 21, 2013


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