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Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident on I-77 in North Carolina (NC)

April 05, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Highway Patrol accident scene investigators are seeking assistance from the local community by asking citizens to help locate a motor vehicle connected to a fatal hit and run in I-77, near Exit 9 A/B. The South Carolina Highway Patrol stated that a red car was heading north on I-77, and the car struck a pedestrian and then fled the accident scene. The SCHP says that the make and model of the motor vehicle are unknown, but the vehicle will have front end damage. If you have information that may help the SCHP solve this deadly accident, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or call the SCHP at 1-800-768-1504.*

North Carolina Hit and Run Accidents

In most accidents, at least one of the individuals involved is declared to be at fault for the crash. Generally, the at-fault party’s insurance company pays damages to the accident victims. However, what happens if you are involved in a hit-and-run accident—and you have no idea who hit you?

Although North Carolina makes it a crime to leave the scene of an accident, hit-and-run accidents happen frequently throughout the state. Some of these incidents leave victims with serious injuries, causing them to incur thousands of dollars in medical bills and miss extended periods from work.

Victims of hit-and-run accidents must look to their own insurance policies—specifically, their uninsured motorist coverage—to obtain funds for their medical bills and other expenses. The amount of money available depends on how much uninsured motorist coverage the accident victim has on the policy. 

Steps to Take After a Hit-and-Run Accident In North Carolina (NC)  

If you are involved in a North Carolina hit-and-run accident, the first thing you should do is call the police. To file a claim on your insurance, it is likely that your insurance will require that a police report was made about the accident. The sooner you have a report filed, the better. 

Take photographs and make notes about the accident—what time of day was it? Do you recall any identifying characteristics about the vehicle that hit you? Were there any witnesses? In some cases, the at-fault driver is identified several days or weeks after the accident. 

As soon as you are able, you should call and speak with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney about your claim. Attorneys are able to provide evidence to support your claim so that you receive the compensation you need to pay your bills and move forward with your life. 

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