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 the 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 leaped from his malfunctioning vehicle, whereas the defendant accidentally struck him.

The defense attorney made the argument that at the time of the incident, the defendant was severely 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 defendant was sentenced to one year in prison, three years of probation, 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