Man who ran over kids in Sangaree gets 5 years in prison

Philip Andrew Wucherer
Philip Andrew Wucherer

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A 22-year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to hitting children with his car in Sangaree and then driving off last fall.

Philip Andrew Wucherer pleaded guilty to two counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing great bodily injury, Ninth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Bryan  Alfaro confirmed.

He was sentenced to five years in prison. 

The incident happened last Aug. 25, around 11:30 p.m. on Paddock Way, when four children between the ages of 10 and 14 sneaked out of their home to access a wireless network near a curb across the street.

Authorities say Wucherer, driving his mother's silver Ford Taurus, ran into the children.

All the children have since been released from the hospital.

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