Parker, SC (October 17, 2022) – Two officers were hurt in a hit-and-run crash in the Parker area on Sunday morning, October 16.
It was reported that the wounded officers were in the process of a traffic stop at the corner of Cedar Lane Road and Alamo Street at around 2 a.m. Lance Cpl. D. Kugler was standing next to a patrol car, and Trooper B. Stuhmer was exiting the vehicle when both were hit by a driver.
The at-fault motorist fled the scene but was later apprehended by authorities. Both officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in South Carolina
According to the present study, hit-and-run collision rates and deaths are both rising. In 2015, there were 737,100 hit-and-run accidents, according to estimates. This means that a hit-and-run accident occurs somewhere in the United States every 43 seconds.
Hit-and-run injury cases have unique aspects. Even if the offender may have caused severe damage to your property and caused you to incur medical expenses amounting to thousands of dollars, he or she did not leave any contact information. Because of this, it is quite possible that there is no way for you to locate that motorist and demand recompense from the insurance company that he or she is covered by.
After being involved in a hit-and-run accident, you can feel helpless. You should be aware of your rights if someone causes an accident with you and flees the scene. Remain at the location of the accident, speak to any witnesses, and dial 911 if you were a victim. Avoid pursuing the evading motorist. This might cast doubt on who was truly to blame for your accident, and you run the danger of losing the chance to interview any witnesses. By doing this, you put yourself in danger as well.
Rarely do people anticipate suffering a catastrophic injury when strolling close to a busy road. According to the most current accident statistics, regrettably, many pedestrian accidents are reported around the state each year. In some circumstances, legal representation is necessary to secure compensation. Because we believe that those who have been wounded in car accidents have a right to a full recovery, the legal team at Monge & Associates is dedicated to making sure you receive the justice you deserve.
Call 888-688-1924 to speak with a Parker car accident attorney about your situation.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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