South Carolina Police On Lookout for Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

What Happened: A news report on explains that a hit-and-run suspect is still at large and is being searched for by the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP). The tragic accident occurred on Interstate 95 in Colleton County, South Carolina in the late evening; the victim was killed after another driver struck her car, with the latter fleeing the scene. At the time of this posting, the SCHP had been looking for the suspect for several days. 


The approximate location of the accident took place here, on Interstate 95 (I-95): 

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Hit-and-run accidents are among the most tragic and terrible of car crashes, particularly when they result in the death of a victim or victims; the at-fault driver has a clear moral and legal duty to stay at the scene of the crime and take responsibility for his or her actions. Our deepest sympathies are with the family and loved ones of the victim, and we sincerely hope that the police are able to identify and apprehend the at-fault driver so that some justice might be found for those who have suffered this terrible loss. 


The attorneys at our personal injury law firm are very familiar with hit-and-run accidents and the devastation they can cause. If you’ve been injured due to such an accident, you should consider speaking with an injury lawyer, who will be able to help you in recovering your just legal compensation. 


If, tragically, you have lost a loved one in a hit-and-run or other type of car accident, our deepest condolences are with you; we know, too, how painful it is to have to deal with the death of a family member or spouse from these kinds of accidents. While no amount of redress can ever replace the absence of someone whom you care about, you may consider speaking with an injury attorney to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. The compensation from a wrongful death claim can cover such things as pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and other costs. 


You can click here to read further about the wrongful death process, and how a good lawyer can successfully argue your case.