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Family asking driver in hit and run to come forward

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A Berkeley County family is asking a driver step forward after their parents were hurt in a hit-and-run accident.

A couple leaving their granddaughters band recital Thursday night were struck by a driver who then took off, police say.

Kathy Carney, 59, and Dale Carney, 62, were injured in the crash on Highway 17-A in Berkeley County near Moncks Corner after being re-routed because of an unrelated fatal accident.

"Just in shock because I don't know how people can live with themselves after they do something like that," the couple's daughter, Amanda Burndt, said.

"It's utter disrespect for anyone's life, because that person who ran didn't know if the people in the car were dead or alive," daughter Kelly Sparks said.

The daughters said their parents were heading South on Highway 17-A towards Summerville after leaving their 13-year-old granddaughter's recital. They said the driver was coming in the other direction when they crashed.

"You can't just do that. You can't leave the scene. You should be ashamed of yourself. You should be ashamed of yourself," Burndt said.

"He needs to turn himself in," Sparks said.

The family demands justice. They said Highway Patrol is investigating the hit and run.

"Let's just say the cops better find him first," Sparks said.

The daughters said they're grateful their parents are in stable condition, but said they've already been through enough.

"It's going to take a long time for my dad to feel physically better and he had just started to feel better recovering from chemo," said Burndt.

"I have a 7-year-old who is absolutely worried to death about this," Sparks said.

Until their parents are released from MUSC, they say they will be there by their side.

"I've got to do my best to stay strong for them," Sparks said.

Anyone with information about the accident should contact the Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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