Pedestrian accidents are pretty common, particularly those that occur at night. Roads that are poorly lit or pedestrians in dark clothing can make them difficult to see. Recently, a South Carolina woman was arrested and is facing charges for her supposed involvement in a night-time hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier this year. Though it is uncertain what led police to her as a suspect in the incident, she has the right to a criminal defense that is ready to fight on her behalf.
The accident happened near the end of March in Aiken County. A 55-year-old male was apparently injured by a passing car while at a local intersection. Few details of the event were released, though it was reported that the vehicle involved left the scene. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
A 25-year-old female of Warrenville was arrested in connection to this incident and has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. She is being held at a local detention center. It was not reported if bond has been set in her case.
Penalties associated with hit-and-run accidents can be quite severe under South Carolina laws and may include fines and jail time. The woman accused of causing this accident has the right to employ a criminal defense working in her favor, and to question any evidence supposedly found against her. It will be up to prosecutors to show ample evidence and provide a significant degree of proof connecting this individual to the accident in question. Failing to adequately prove their case may result in a dismissal of the charges.
Source: chronicle.augusta.com, "Woman charged in Aiken County hit-and-run", Travis Highfield, June 21, 2014