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Pedestrian Dies in Tragic Myrtle Beach Car Crash

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pedestrian Dies in Tragic Myrtle Beach Car Crash

Monday morning started like any other work day, until a car hit a pedestrian leaving one dead.  The other driver fled the scene making the incident a hit and run.  Shortly after the Monday evening news aired saying there had been a hit and run the driver came into the Horry County Police station and turned himself in.  He was then interviewed by authorities.

A car hit and killed a pedestrian on Highway 22 in Horry County on Monday in the early hours of the morning.  According to Horry County Deputy Coroner, Darris Fowler, the collision happened around 1:45 am and 23-year-old Andrew McGuire lost his life while walking along the highway.

SC highway patrol MAIT team investigated the accident and said that access to SC 22 to Conway from US 17 was closed due to the accident.

 In addition to the story of the hit and run, Dowling also released a description of the car that allegedly hit.  Police sent out bulletins to be on the lookout for a 2010 to 2015 Cyber Grey Metallic Chevrolet Camaro.  They were instructed to look for a car of this make and model with damage to the passenger’s side of the car.

Once the suspect turned himself in the car was impounded and processed for evidence as the investigation proceeds.

“We do have a suspect and the suspect has spoken with investigators.  We are waiting on SC MAIT to complete their investigation before we take any additional steps,” Dowling said.

When you get behind the wheel of a car you assume a huge responsibility and have to constantly be alert to other cars and pedestrians.  It is so sad and tragic when someone who is simply walking down a highway loses their life in such a violent way,” says Joe Sandefur, managing partner at a leading personal injury law firm in Myrtle Beach at joeandmartin.com/myrtle-beach

Dowling has stated that while North Myrtle Beach Police have interviewed the suspect in regard to the accident on Monday, August 29 the person is not in police custody at this time.  Also no formal charges have been filed against them.

1422027_1280x720Hit and runs are a serious offense across the nation and South Carolina is no exception.  Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime and carries stiff penalties.  These penalties can include large fines and jail time.  However, if the pedestrian is injured or in this case dead, then leaving the scene or a hit and run becomes a felony offense.

If you or your family have been the victim of a hit and run or any other personal injury through no fault of your own its time to take steps to protect yourself.  The first think you need to do is to retain an attorney who you trust.  The attorney will review your case and let you know what action can and will be taken.  It is important to let them navigate this very challenging process.  Let your personal injury attorney fight for you!

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