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A moped driver and his passenger were traveling on U.S. 501 on the Pottery Bridge when they were hit from behind. The driver of the vehicle that hit them left the scene without stopping. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is now searching for the vehicle and driver responsible for this hit-and-run car accident.

The accident occurred at about 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. The driver and passenger on the moped were both injured and were taken to an area hospital. The current condition of the moped driver is not known. Unfortunately, the passenger on the moped suffered injuries that were just too severe, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital later that same morning.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has described the vehicle they are looking for as a Nissan Pathfinder that is either silver or white in color. The wheel cover from the left front tire of the vehicle may be missing from the vehicle. Also, there should be considerable damage to the front of the vehicle. Anyone with information about this vehicle and its driver are asked to contact either Crimestoppers or the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

There are many reasons why a driver may flee the scene of a car accident, but none of them justify not stopping to help people who may be injured or dying. Sometimes, the criminal justice system is unable to satisfy a family’s desire for justice when it comes to losing a loved one. Fortunately, our state laws provide families with the opportunity to file a civil action against the party or parties deemed responsible for their loss. No amount of money can make up for the loss, but a successfully litigated claim may provide the family with some peace and closure they may not otherwise be able to find.

Source: scnow.com, Marion man dies in Myrtle Beach hit-and-run Saturday morning, No author, Aug. 17, 2013


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