According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Columbia man suspected of leaving the scene of a fatal car accident has turned himself in, three days after the hit-and-run. The man driving struck a female pedestrian late on a Saturday night. The collision resulted in the wrongful death of the 53-year-old woman.The man was arrested after he came forward to authorities and was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.
Charleston auto injury attorneys took note of the following unfortunate aspect of this negligent incident. The Richland County Coroner’s Office was not able to immediately identify the woman struck by the drunk driver. It has, however, been disclosed that the woman was dressed in dark clothing and pronounced dead at the scene.
According to South Carolina State Law if a driver is involved in an accident resulting in injury or death of another person, the driver must stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident, or as close to the scene as possible, remain at the scene, and report the accident to local police, county sheriff, or nearest office of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.