Pedestrian Killed in a Tragic Crash on Cedar Lane Road in Greenville County, South Carolina (SC)
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC- Wspa.com writes that a driver struck and killed a pedestrian this week in Greenville County, South Carolina.*
The incident took place as the victim was attempting to cross SC 183, which is also referred to as Cedar Lane Road. The incident occurred in the early evening close to the intersection with Oak Hill Drive. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the vehicle involved was a 2008 BMW, which was headed northbound. The driver who struck the victim fled the scene following the deadly crash.
Police were later able to identify the driver as a 20-year-old man. The victim was a 40-year-old man from Canton, Georgia. Reports indicate the victim died at the scene. Police are still investigating the tragic collision but have already charged the driver with reckless homicide and fleeing the scene of a deadly crash.
Hit-and-run crashes often involve drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or other substances. The AAA performed a study on hit-and-run crashes and determined that these collisions are increasing drastically throughout the United States. For each year studied, the average increase in deadly hit-and-runs was just over seven percent.
It appears that drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more inclined to flee the scene of crashes. It is likely that these motorists fear the consequences of being caught for causing a deadly crash while drunk or otherwise impaired. However, studies suggest that these motorists are also more inclined to be uninhibited and impulsive. It is somewhat difficult to create an accurate profile for hit-and-run drivers because, sadly, many of these motorists are never apprehended.
Hit-and-runs are more common in some states than others. According to AAA's research, South Carolina is among the top ten states when it comes to fatal hit-and-run crashes in the United States. Pedestrians tend to be the most likely victims in most tragic collisions.
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