Last weekend was grim for one Hilton Head pedestrian, when a driver struck the victim while driving at a fairly high-speed. According to the police report, the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m., when the 42-year-old victim was walking apparently in the middle of the road when he was hit.
It was a Sunday evening, and the victim was enjoying a nice evening stroll in the Okatie community, right off of Hilton Head Island.
The victim was immediately taken to memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. Unfortunately, the man lost his life an hour and a half later, at 11:00 p.m.
Currently, police are investigating the death and looking diligently for the “hit-and-run” killer.
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 at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll free. Let us evaluate your claim for you for a one-on-one inital consultation, free of charge.