Losing a loved one in a hit-and-run car accident is devastating. Families often would like to know why the driver that killed their loved one felt so little compassion for someone that they did not even bother to stop. The sheer act of fleeing a fatal car accident is not only illegal but typically leaves the surviving family members of a fatal victim with more questions than answers about what happened.
The wife of a biker killed in a hit-and-run accident in South Carolina is searching for these answers. Police are looking for the driver that ran over her husband and then fled. The motorcycle rider somehow lost control of his bike and fell onto the street. It was then that an SUV hit him and sped away. Initial reports suggest the vehicle was blue in color.
It fell on South Carolina Highway Patrol officers to inform her that her husband died while out on a ride the weekend before Christmas. She was understandably in shock. Friends and family have rallied around the woman and held a fundraiser on Dec. 29 to help her with the financial losses that inevitably follow these types of tragedies.
In the meantime, she and her family and friends implore the person that hit her husband to come forward and take responsibility for his or her actions. The driver could face criminal charges in connection with this car accident along with a wrongful death suit filed by the victim’s wife. If she proves negligence on the part of the driver in a South Carolina civil courtroom, she may be awarded monies that will further assist her with the financial challenges she currently faces and will likely face in the future now that her husband is gone.
Source: wistv.com, Authorities still searching for driver involved in fatal hit-and-run, Carolyn Callahan, Dec. 28, 2013
Steven Krause is a personal injury, auto accident, and workers’ compensation lawyer who practices in Anderson, SC. He graduated form the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and has been practicing law for 40 years now. Steven Krause believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience here.