MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The victim of a hit-and-run in Mount Pleasant says he's thankful to be alive after an attempt to help another driver went wrong.
Kevin Chelley says he was in a car with another person at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday when they witnessed a vehicle weaving back and forth and nearly hit another vehicle on Long Point Road near Needlerush Parkway.
Chelley says the driver then stopped just before entering a traffic circle. Chelley asked the driver of the car he was in to pull over so he could get out and determine whether the driver of the other car needed assistance.
"As I was approaching the car it looked like it backed up and then rammed on the gas and came straight at me. I noticed the car was coming but it was so fast I couldn't get out of the way," Chelley said.
Chelley was knocked out.
His wife had to tell him what happened.
"She told me I flew up in the air. I don't remember any of that. All I remember is seeing that windshield come towards my head."
Chelley suffered a broken wrist, a concussion and stitches in his lip from the incident, but says he is thankful to be alive.
Chelley's wife told police the vehicle may have been a white 4-door Nissan sedan. It may be missing a front hood ornament and could have damage to the front area of the car, according to Mount Pleasant Police.
Chelley says he hopes telling his story will either prompt the driver to come forward or be arrested.
"I think it's a lowlife person to do something like that. Why would you hit somebody and leave? I could have died, could have died right there on the spot. That's why I thank God it's not as bad as I could have been," Chelley said.