SC Man Killed, Woman Injured in 'Non-Contact' Hit-and-Run on I-20 Near Columbia
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WISTV later reported that police are seeking the other driver for questioning about the "non-contact" hit-and-run accident. While that term is new to us as attorneys whose firm regularly represents victims of Carolina car wrecks, we are very familiar with the dangers of speeding and making unsafe or illegal lane changes. All drivers need to obey posted speed limits and ensure they can change lanes safely. Any deviation from the rules of the road by one driver puts everyone else on the road in danger for injuries and loss of life.
Turning to the victims, our heartfelt condolences and wishes for a full recovery go out the woman who lost her husband in the accident. We also hope that the driver who caused the deadly accident can be found and held accountable. But even if that does not happen, South Carolina's uninsured motorist laws ensure that the woman will be able to receive some compensation for her own injures and for the untimely, wrongful death of her life companion.