Police Search for Driver Who Struck Pedestrian in Holly Hills, South Carolina
HOLLY HILLS, SC- Live5news.com writes that a driver struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Dawson Street and Coach Street just outside of Holly Hill. The incident occurred in the evening late last week, and the victim suffered severe harm in the wreck.*
The driver involved reportedly fled the scene after striking the unidentified victim. Police believe that the car involved was a white Ford F-150 or a white Ford Expedition manufactured between 1997 and 2003.The suspect’s vehicle will likely display damage to its front and its passenger side. The passenger side mirror may also be damaged.Officers are requesting that witnesses or anyone with information about the vehicle or the suspect contact the police or Crime Stoppers.
The most likely victims in fatal hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians. According to a report published by the AAA, drivers who struck pedestrians are more inclined to flee at least in part, because they can. When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the pedestrian can suffer severe and even fatal injuries without doing more than a minimal amount of damage to the driver’s vehicles. As such, the car involved may be driven from the scene. If a crash between cars is severe enough to cause fatal injuries, then both vehicles likely suffered serious damage and are likely not drivable.
When it comes to the drivers most likely to commit a hit-and-run, they are often drunk and do not have a valid license. Drivers who are in violation of the law are more likely to leave the scene in an attempt to avoid law enforcement officers. Fleeing the scene of a crash is a criminal act punishable by prison time.
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Sources:https://www.live5news.com/2020/02/10/sc-authorities-looking-hit-and-run-driver-who-seriously-hurt-pedestrian/ and https://newsroom.aaa.com/2018/04/hit-run-deaths-hit-record-high/