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South Carolina Man Seriously Injured in New York Pedestrian Accident

August 18, 2019

UTICA, NY. – According to an online news report posted at, a South Carolina man was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident that happened in New York. The accident resulted in a driver from Utica, New York, being placed under arrest and charged with multiple crimes, according to the news report.*

The accident occurred during the late evening on State Road 8 in the town of Columbus. New York State Police and WKTV report that police were called to the scene of a pedestrian accident on State Road 8 at around 9 p.m. The specific location of the accident was not included in the report, so it is not clear where on the highway it happened. Officers arrived to find an unresponsive male in the shoulder of the roadway, the report says. 

It is not clear from the report how the collision happened or what circumstances led to the accident. The report did not say in what direction the pedestrian had been walking or which way the vehicle was headed. The make and model of the vehicle were also not reported. It is not clear how the vehicle came to collide with the victim. 

WKTV reports that the pedestrian was seriously injured, and emergency responders took him to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. He is reportedly in critical condition. He was identified as a 20-year-old man from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. 

The driver of the vehicle was identified as a man from Utica. State Police responding to the scene reportedly developed reason to believe that he was intoxicated at the time, and they placed him under arrest. WKTV reports he has been charged with driving while impaired with a child and second-degree vehicular assault. The report says the man had an 8-year-old passenger and a 4-year-old passenger at the time of the accident. 

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