SC Moped Rider Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on I-26
Officers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run accident on I-26 in Columbia, SC, that left a 31-year-old moped rider dead. According to The State, the alleged at-fault driver is being held on a felony charge of leaving the scene with a death involved after causing the deadly wreck near the Bush River Road exit at around 4 am on January 22, 2012.
View a larger map of where a Columbia, SC, woman lost her life in a hit-and-run accident on I-26.
As Carolina wrongful death attorneys who have represented many families who lost loved ones to the negligent and irresponsible actions of others, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this hit-and-run moped crash. We also know that if the man currently charged with running down the deceased woman is found guilty of a crime, he can and should also be held liable in civil court for the loss he inflicted.
A family is now without a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and wife. While no amount of money can ever replace those bonds, holding the drver who abruptly severed those relationships accountable can provide some sense of justice and closure.