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Members of the United States Armed Forces are used to putting their lives in harm’s way every day to keep our country safe. However, no veteran in South Carolina ever expects to be the victim of a hit-and-run car accident in his or her hometown — let alone on the street where they live. Unfortunately, this happened to one Navy veteran just two houses from his own front door.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the hit-and-run accident occurred in the evening of Valentine’s Day. Two people passing by on their bicycles discovered the body. Sources indicate that the veteran was on his way home from the local grocery store when a passing vehicle struck him.

During the course of their investigation, authorities located the vehicle and driver believed to be responsible for the man’s death. She has been charged in connection with fleeing the scene of an accident. While this family was spared the agony of not knowing who caused the death of their loved one, they will surely follow the progress of the coming criminal proceedings against the driver.

The family of the deceased victim may feel at least some peace of mind by knowing who it was that took the life of this Navy veteran. Nevertheless, the family retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver in this tragic car accident. If negligence is successfully proved, the court will likely consider an award of damages. Any monetary award from a South Carolina court may help ease the financial burden associated with the man’s death.

Source:, Navy veteran killed in hit-and-run on SC island, woman charged, No author, Feb. 17, 2014


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