Rock Hill Hit-and-Run Involves and Entire Family as Both Victim and Defendant

The Rock Hill Police Department is still investigating an accident that took place on August 8th, earlier this month involving a family as all the key players.Pedestrian Accident Attorney

The accident at hand took place on Mt. Gallant Road in Rock Hill, which for some reason seems to be where lots of accidents occur in Rock Hill. It is one of the City’s main street that can direct you to any other exits or avenues to Rock Hill, mainly, Cherry Road.

According to the police reports, the 43-year-old man and his 20-year-old son were walking down the side of the road, when all the sudden a 1995 light blue Geo Prism came darting in their direction. They could hear the engine revving as the car sped towards them in a frightening manner.

The father took his son and threw him in the ditch, protecting him from harm’s way as the car veered off the side of the road into their direction.

The father was seriously injured when the car struck the man in his knees, and causing the man to roll atop the vehicle that charged him.

The saddest part of this story is that the hit-and-run defendant has been identified as the 39-year-olf wife and mother of the two men she attempted to hit.

The son went unscathed, and the father was rushed to Piedmont Medical Center for immediate treatment.

If you have been a victim in a hit-and-run car accident, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

 

British Woman Brags on Twitter About Her Hit-and-Run

A British woman is apparently bragging on Twitter about her run-in with a cyclist earlier this week. Personal Injury Attorney

Accordingly, the woman “tweeted” that she hit a cyclist while in her vehicle and then drove away without so much as getting out of her car to check on the poor pedestrian. Specifically, she states that  she “[d]efinitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier – I have right of way, he doesn’t even pay road tax! #bloodycyclists”

The cops were not entirely thrilled to read the post. The “tweet” was getting so much traffic that the police decided to reach out to the woman and “respectfully request” that she turn herself in for the crime that she committed earlier that day.

The local news stations hyped the story up, and the police strongly urged her to turn herself in. She has still not done so.

The victim/cyclist was also found and contacted. The 29-year-old male stated that the car came “tearing around the blind corner, just missing a fellow cyclist in front of her.” He further added that the “wing mirror” of his bicycle was torn off, and he went flying into a nearby hedge. Luckily, the hedge broke his fall, and his injuries were minor.

The defendant’s employer was also contacted about the incident, and promptly notified the public by releasing a statement as follows: “We are taking the incidents very seriously, and a full and detailed investigation will be carried out and appropriate action taken. We have already spoken to Norfolk Police.”

The defendant worked for a local accounting firm but has since stayed quit about the incident at bar.

Pedestrians are often times harmed within a half a mile range from their homes. It is important for both drivers and cyclists to “share the road,” meaning that they most also share the responsibility of watching for the safety of others.

If you, or another pedestrian you know has been seriously harmed in a similar situation, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877.374.5999 or visit our home page at rjrlaw.com for more information.

 

SC Pleads No Contest to Hit-and-Run Fatality

Personal Injury AttorneyA man from Spartanburg has just pled no contest for a hit-and-run fatality that took place last year.

Apparently, the forty-one-year -old entered his plea literally minutes before he trial was to begin Tuesday morning.

The facts of the fatality are as follows: The Spartanburg man was driving his vehicle last year on June 16. Accordingly, the thirty-one -year- old victim was driving aside the defendant, when his car began to malfunction.

The police reports state that the victim then leapt from his malfunctioning vehicle, whereas the defendant accidentally struck him.

The defense attorney made the arguement that at the time of the incident, the defendant was serverly confused and did not know how to go about changing lanes in the midst of the accident.

He obviously struck the victim, and then continued to drive, due to fear. He subsequently contacted the authorities the next day to report himself and the crime.

The defendant has offered his sincere apologies and condolences to the victim’s family, and as a result, it was the victim’s mother who pled with the Circuit Court Judge to show the defendant mercy.

Thus, the defednat’s was sentenced to one year in prison, three years of probabtion, and a $10,000 fine.

Pedestrians are involved in accidents all the time for numerous reasons. Sometimes, both the pedestrian and the driver can be to blame. If the pedestrian is in the middle of the road with dark clothing, and the driver truly did not see him, he may not be the one to blame. What if the pedestrian was intoxicated and ran in front of the car? However, what if the driver were the intoxicated one and the pedestrian was on the walking path beside the road?

No matter who is to blame, a “hit-and-run” is never acceptable behavior. To harm a person and then flee the scene is a serious criminal matter. If you, or a loved one has been injured in any sort of pedestrian or “hit-and-run” accidents, please contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower,LLP at 877-374-5999 toll free. Let us evaluate your claim for you for a one-on-one inital consultation, free of charge

SC Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle Over the Weekend

A pedestrian from Richland County was fatally wounded this past weekend when she was struck in her side by a vehicle just north of Columbia.IMG_0419

The accident took place around 9:00 p.m., near the intersection of U.S. 321 and Crane Church Road, as reported by the South Carolina Highway patrol team.

The Richland County Coroner has reported that the victim did not suffer immensely from her injuries for long, as she was pronounced dead at the local hospital upon arrival.

The Coroner was expected to release more information yesterday evening, after he got a chance to fully examine the body. As of right now, the only details being released is that the location and status of the victim.

There has yet to be any details discussed as to the cause of the accident; if there was any alcohol or other substance abuse involved; and if there are any charged being filed at this time.

Lance Cpl. Kelly of the Highway patrol has released the following statement in regards to the fatality: “”We are continuing to investigate and more details will be released when the initial investigation is finished. Until that time, our thoughts are with the vitcim’s family and loved ones.”

Sadly, pedestrian accidents are not as rare as one may hope. In fact, nearly 12 pedestrians are killed in a traffic-related accident every day in the United States.   It is the duty of all road users to share the road and be alert to what is happening around them.  Be smart when you are selecting your attire for a night jog; the lighter the clothing, the more likely you are to be seen by night drivers.

The trial attorneys of Reeves Aiken & Hightower LLP, are experienced pedestrian accident attorneys. They know the intricacies involved in these cases.  As a former Registered Nurse (RN) working in intensive care, attorney Robert J. Reeves understands complex anatomy and physiology and can explain trauma and autopsy findings. As former insurance defense attorneys, both Mr. Reeves and attorney Tyler Burns know what to look for,  and how to prepare for trial. We welcome the opportunity to sit down and personally discuss your case. Call us today for a private consultation.  Call our Fort Mill office at 803-548-4444 or toll-free at 877-374-5999.

NC Driver Hits Woman Crossing The Street in Het Wheelchair

Police in Kannapolis say a wheelchair-bound woman was IMG_0419killed on Sunday night after being hit by a teen driving a sports car while she attempted to cross the street.

According to police, the accident happened at the intersection of North Cannon Boulevard and Solutions Works Drive around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night.

The woman was a 60-year-old resident of Britthaven of Kannapolis, an assisted living facility. Officers told WBTV that she died on the scene from her injuries.

No charges have been filed against the driver.

Officers say neither speed nor alcohol is suspected as contributors to this accident.

Losing a loved one is hard for any family.  A wrongful death action can secure the compensation needed to family’s who have lost a loved one who intended to provide care for them.  Contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP to consult with one of our personal injury attorneys.  Our personal injury attorneys also handle many types of personal injury cases in North and South Carolina.  We are licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina, where you can contact us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Rock Hill Policeman Hit by Shoplifter’s Car in an Attempt to Flee

A Rock Hill policeman has been hit by a car driven by fleeing felons last Tuesday evening in an attempt to capture the two shoplifters.Reeves, Aiken & Hightower: Injury and Criminal Attorneys

According to the reports, the officer was called onto the scene around 5:30 Tuesday evening, where there was a report of two young women trying to steal clothing from the  local Kohl’s on Meeting Boulevard.

When the policeman arrived, he was met by the store’s loss prevention manager, who restated the following in regards to the event: ” while watching them on camera, the Kohl’s employee noticed that the two women carried in large, yet empty purses.

The employee continued to watch the 20 and 21 year old women as they loaded their arms up with clothing and took it into the dressing rooms, the report states.

Curious and suspicious of this activity, the Kohl’s employee walked into the adjacent dressing room to investigate. She stated that she heard the two women ripping the price tags off as they were both frantically shoving differnet items into their purses.

The ladies waited about 10 minutes, then walked out of the dressing roomswith their purses filled to the brim. The employee contacted the loss prevention manager, who then went into the dressing room to investigate for herself. There she found price tags on the floor and a room full of empty hangers.

It was at that point the manager made the decision to contact the police officer. The officer was nearby and arrived on the scene before the women had a chance to escape. He walked out of the store, identified himself, and asked the women to stop. They refused and jumped into  2009 Toyota Corolla in an attempt to make off with the stolen merchandise.

The officer then approached the driver’s side door and ordered the driver and her passenger to exit the vehicle. Meanwhile, he was holding onto the door handle, the report states. This physical contact did not hault the driver one bit, and she began to driver away with the officer still holding onto the door handle. In fact, his grasp was so tight that the handle broke off of the vehicle as the friction caused the officer to spin around to where the back of the women’s car struck the officer.

The driver drove through the parking lot with total disregard for safety of other drivers and pedestrains alike. The officer did suffer minor injuries, but has since been released and in fine to continue his duty on the workforce.

The two women were discovered at the  Stone Haven Pointe apartment complex when the police found their vehicle parked at the complex. The women were subsequently arrested.

The driver has since been charged with shoplifting, failure to identify [herself] and reckless driving. The co-conspirator/passenger was charged with shoplifting and failure to identify.

Luckily, the officer’s injuires were considered minor, and the stolen merchandise has been returned to the Kohl’s it was taken from.

Sometimes people make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are accidental. In the event you, or someone you know is being charged with a crime, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to speak to an expirenced criminal defense attorney today. With our former prosecutor, J. Tyler Burns on your side, he will use  his knowledge and skill learned from the other side to diligently argue your case for you. We can be reached at 803-548-4444 or toll-free at 877-374-5999.