A 19-year-old Rock Hill resident was charged with a DUI in late September for a “hit-and-run” car accident that he was responsible for.

The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of Dave Lyle Boulevard. Accordingly, the  defendant struck another driver’s 1999 Lexus sedan with his Truck, and then quickly drove away.

The police attempted to speak with the 17-year-old driver of the Lexus, but found the child to be incoherent at the time. The 17-year-old suffered serious head injuries, as well as minor injuries to his leg.

The defendant ran but he could not hide. The Rock Hill police followed gouge marks to a home on Roy Street with a pick up truck in the drive way. The truck was missing its driver’s side tire. The police asked the defendant if he was driving the truck to which the both responded truthfully. He was subsequently charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, according the Rock Hill police report.

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  “hit-and-run” accidents, please contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll free. Let us evaluate your claim for you with a one-on-one inital consultation, free of charge.