Tragic Crash Kills Pedestrian on Moses Dingle Road in Clarendon County, South Carolina (SC)
CLARENDON COUNTY, SC- Counton2.com writes that a driver struck and killed a pedestrian this week in Clarendon County, South Carolina. The incident took place in the late evening on Moses Dingle Road when the unidentified vehicle struck a cyclist.*
The victim died from the injuries caused by the collision, and the suspect fled the scene. Police are now searching for the vehicle that caused the tragic accident and stated that they believe that the crash likely led to severe damage on the vehicle’s windshield, front end, and side mirror.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released at this time.
The AAA reports that hit-and-run drivers are difficult to profile as so many are able to evade the police. However, what research has been done on the subject suggests that these motorists are often drunk driving when they flee the scene of a wreck. The likelihood of a hit-and-run motorist being under the influence of alcohol is anywhere from two to nine times as high as it is for drivers who stay at the scene following a wreck.
Part of the reason that drivers are more inclined to flee when they are drunk is simply their desire to avoid legal consequences for causing a crash while committing a DUI. Of course, with the inhibition-reducing effects of alcohol also playing on the driver, they also may be more inclined to leave and hope they can avoid being apprehended than would be a sober person.
South Carolina has more than its fair share of drunk drivers. A recent study found that the state comes in second place in fatal drunk driving collisions.
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