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Tragic Pedestrian Crash Kills One on Miles Jamison Road in Summerville, South Carolina (SC)

October 21, 2020

SUMMERVILLE, SC- writes that a pedestrian died in a tragic early morning hit-and-run crash this week in Dorchester County. The victim was a 50-year-old man from Somerville.*

The authorities state that the individual died at the scene of the crash. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the victim was heading northbound on foot in the roadway when an SUV, also heading north, struck him. Investigators believe that the vehicle involved was a full-sized SUV. The incident occurred overnight on miles Jamison Road at Greenhurst Avenue. 

According to early reports, police suspect that the driver was traveling in a General Motors SUV. The vehicle likely suffered damage to its right front side as a result of the collision. Investigators are asking that anyone with information regarding the fatal incident contact the police.

South Carolina is one of the worst states when it comes to pedestrian crashes. Unfortunately, pedestrian crashes are a major road problem throughout the United States. When it comes to hit-and-run collisions, the most likely victims are pedestrians. The reason that pedestrians are more likely to die in hit-and-run crashes is simply one of opportunity. 

Drivers involved in crashes with pedestrians often suffer only minimal damage to their vehicles. In a collision between two or more vehicles that is severe enough to cause fatal injuries to any of the occupants, the damage to the vehicles will likely make it difficult for the driver of any of those vehicles to flee. South Carolina ranks among the ten states in the country with the highest rate of fatal hit-and-runs. These crashes are increasing throughout the nation. According to the AAA, drivers who cause hit-and-run crashes are often under the influence.

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