Hit-and-Run Driver Tragically Kills Pedestrian on Main Road in Charleston County, South Carolina (SC)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC- Abcnews4.com writes that a driver struck and killed a pedestrian on John’s Island this week in South Carolina. The early morning crash happened on Main Road. The driver involved then fled the scene of the collision.*
The authorities declared the man dead at the site of the wreck. Police are now searching for information regarding the car and driver involved in the deadly incident. Any witnesses or individuals with information are being asked to contact the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.
Hit-and-run drivers kill more people in the United States each year. A study conducted by the AAA found that the number of these crashes increased annually, resulting in a total rise of 60 percent within a seven-year time period.
The majority of people killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians or cyclists. The report stated that 65-percent of the individuals who died in such incidents were either on bikes or walking.
The reason that pedestrians tend to be the most common victims in these crashes is that in most cases, a car that strikes a person remains drivable. In a deadly wreck between two cars, the result is likely that the vehicles will be totaled, and a driver who may want to flee will likely not be capable of doing so in their car.
The report also included a ranking of states with the most hit-and-run deaths through those with the least. South Carolina came in the top ten on that list in ninth place. The worst state was New Mexico, followed by Louisiana and then Florida. States with the least hit-and-run fatalities included New Hampshire, Maine, and Minnesota.
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