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Hit-and-Run Driver Facing Charges after Injuring One on South Batesville Road in Greenville County, South Carolina

October 21, 2020

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC- writes that one person suffered severe injuries in a crash on South Batesville Road in South Carolina.*

The driver involved fled the crash scene. Reports indicate the victim was riding a moped at the time of the crash. The driver was operating a Land Rover and heading westbound on Batesville Road. The driver tried to make a left-hand turn and crossed in front of the eastbound moped. The Land Rover collided with a moped, and then the driver operating the larger vehicle left the crash site. Police later identified and apprehended the driver, who is now facing charges for felony leaving the scene of a crash causing great bodily injury. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is carrying out the investigation into the crash.

According to the AAA, hit-and-run, crashes are often caused by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Impaired motorists, whether it be alcohol or drugs, have a greater motivation to leave after they are involved in a crash. Impaired drivers understand that they face a greater risk of criminal charges in the event that they are apprehended by the police. The fact that these drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs may cause them to be less inhibited than would be a sober driver. As a result, drunk motorists may also be more inclined to leave the scene of a crash because they are more impulsive the drivers who are not under the influence. 

Hit-and-run crashes are on the rise nationally, and data indicates that pedestrians and cyclists are the most likely victims in these tragic collisions. Efforts to prevent these crashes from taking place often include severe penalties. However, studies indicate the increasing sentencing terms for hit-and-run drivers is not an effective way to curb the number of those events.

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