A simple mistake behind the wheel can quickly have unintended consequences. Those unintended actions turn into an intentional crime when the perpetrator flees the scene, transforming what may have been an average person moments ago into a wanted felon.
This quick cause-and-effect forms the real tragedy of hit-and-runs, where people impulsively engage in a felonious behavior when they may never have considered it at any point prior. Catching these perpetrators is incredibly important, not just for law enforcement but also for the victims who are left to pick up the pieces from the resulting personal injury or property damage.
Luckily, hit-and-run victims have an industrious ally in South Carolina: the state’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, or MAIT.