Investigators looking for driver involved in downtown hit-and-run

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are looking for the driver of a Honda Accord who was involved in a downtown hit-and-run which injured two women.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 25, a Charleston police officer was flagged down regarding a hit-and-run where two pedestrians were struck.

The officer said he attempted to speak with the first victim, a 22-year-old woman, but because of her injuries she was unable to provide any information.

The second victim, also a 22-year-old woman, said she and her friend were both walking on King Street, and while walking in the crosswalk over Spring Street, they were struck by a vehicle.

Witnesses told police that a Honda sedan drove through a red light and struck the victims.

According to a witness, the first victim was hit directly by the front end of the car and was pushed onto the hood before rolling off to the sidewalk. The witness said the second victim was hit with the vehicle's front right headlight area and was pushed to the sidewalk.

Another witness confirmed the events and added that the car stopped for "a quarter second" and then "punched it."

According to witnesses, the driver and the passenger were white males. The victims were transported to MUSC.

Police describe the suspect's car as a dark in color 2000s 4-door Honda Accord with partial unknown state license plate numbers 425. Authorities say the vehicle should have front end damage especially on the hood.

Anyone with information is asked to call Inv. Fabisiewicz at 965-4084 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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