Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Woman in Tragic Crash in Mullins, South Carolina (SC)
MULLINS, SC- Wnbfnews.com writes that a hit-and-run crash took place in Mullins this week that led to the death of a local 25-year-old woman. Responders rushed the victim to Marion Hospital and were attempting to transfer her to Grand Strand Medical Center when she died.*
The incident occurred within Mullins, but no exact location has been reported. The vehicle that struck the woman fled the site of the crash.
Hit-an-run crashes are a major problem, in part because it can be difficult to locate and identify the driver responsible for the crash. In a frighteningly high number of cases, the perpetrator simply goes free.
In New York City, hit-and-runs are often not prosecuted. In fact, many complain that if the incident is anything less than fatal, the driver who fled is likely to avoid any consequences by simply denying involvement in the collision. Of course, even in non-fatal pedestrian crashes, the results can be devastating and life-altering.
The AAA writes that attempts to prevent hit-and-runs often involve harsh penalties for the involved driver. Studies indicate that these have little effect and that cities with more severe sentences do not exhibit a reduced number of hit-and-runs.
Some cities have since implemented plans to increase the chances of the police apprehending the suspected driver. These programs involve alerting the public when a hit-and-run crash occurs so that the police can enlist help in identifying and locating the vehicle and driver. Some, like one in Los Angeles, offer reward money to those who provide information which leads to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver who caused a death.
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