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Charleston police release car description in King St. hit and run

Charleston Police are looking for an older model white Buick LaSabre similar to this one. (Photo Source: Charleston Police Dept.) Charleston Police are looking for an older model white Buick LaSabre similar to this one. (Photo Source: Charleston Police Dept.)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police are looking for an older model 4-door sedan witnesses reported seeing strike a moped driver on King Street then flee the scene Tuesday night.

Witnesses described a white Buick LaSabre, with a body design from between 1992 to 1999, they say hit the moped driver, who suffered significant injuries. Officials with MUSC say the driver is now in fair condition. Police believe the vehicle should have sustained damage to the front bumper and undercarriage in the incident, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

An incident report states the accident occurred on King Street at the intersection of Courtland Avenue at approximately 9:10 p.m.

Witnesses told police the driver of the car was making a left turn from King Street onto Courtland Avenue when it hit the moped driver, then fled the scene without stopping to render any kind of help to the injured victim.

The moped driver was immediately taken to MUSC with what police described as significant injuries. 

The Charleston Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team was called in because of the severity of the moped driver's injuries, Francis said.

The incident is under investigation. 

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