On Nov. 1, a man was found lying in the roadway at approximately 3:30 a.m. It was obvious to South Carolina State Police troopers that a vehicle hit the man and left him there to die without even attempting to render aid. Since the time of this tragic car accident, troopers have been searching for the vehicle and driver.
The first piece of information released about the unidentified vehicle was that it was most likely one of three vehicles manufactured between 2005 and 2010 — a Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300. After further investigation, authorities have been able to narrow the focus of their search. South Carolina State Police troopers now believe the vehicle to be a Dodge Charger manufactured between 2006 and 2010.
There is no evidence as of yet to indicate what color the vehicle may be. However, it should have sustained damage to front of the vehicle on the right side and/or in the center. The undercarriage may have damage as well. Troopers hope this additional information will lead them to the vehicle and its driver. Anyone believing they have information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact either the Highway Patrol or Crimestoppers.
The family of the pedestrian killed in this hit-and-run car accident deserves some answers. Hopefully, it is only a matter of time before the party deemed responsible for his death is discovered. At that time, the family may exercise their right to file a wrongful death claim — perhaps not so much for a financial recovery, but to find some justice on behalf of the loved one left behind on the road that morning.
Source: foxcarolina.com, Troopers release more info after Anderson pedestrian hit, killed, Casey Vaughn, Nov. 19, 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.