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Woman Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash

June 09, 2020

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC- writes that a pedestrian died in a tragic crash in Anderson County this week. The incident occurred on Clemson Boulevard in the late evening close to Phil Watson Road.*

According to reports, the driver who struck the victim fled the scene, heading westbound on U.S. 76. The victim, identified as a 51-year-old woman from Anderson, was in the westbound lane when the car struck her and left her on the ground. The woman was declared dead at the site of the crash. Officers do not currently have information about the vehicle that struck the victim. Witnesses or individuals with information regarding the incident are being asked to contact the highway patrol. 

The AAA's study of hit-and-runs indicates that these tragic crashes most often involve pedestrians and are occurring in higher numbers every year. Pedestrians are the most common victims of hit-and-run motorists. About one out of every five deadly pedestrian crashes is the result of a hit-and-run driver. The reason that pedestrians and cyclists are more likely to die in a hit-and-run crash than people in cars is largely because the drivers are able to flee in these instances. When a car collides with a person, the damage to that vehicle is typically not severe enough to prevent the motorist from fleeing the scene. In a fatal crash between two vehicles, the chances of either car being drivable are low. 

South Carolina ranked ninth in the nation in terms of fatal hit-and-run crashes. Other states with high numbers of fatal hit-and-run crashes include New Mexico, Louisiana, and Florida. New Hampshire, Maine, and Minnesota have the fewest deadly hit-and-runs in the nation. 

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