LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – One person has been arrested and another is in the hospital following an automotive vs pedestrian crash on Highway 78 Sunday morning.

According to CCSO, deputies responded to a crash around 8:30 a.m. on Highway 78 near Mason Pond Place.

CCSO reported that a Kia sedan was traveling westbound on Highway 78 when the driver crossed into the eastbound lanes, ran off the road, and struck a pedestrian walking west along 78.

The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital for life-threatening injuries. The driver was not injured.

Highway 78 at Mason Pond Road was closed for three hours during the investigation.

Jerod Grant (via CCSO)

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office arrested the driver, 38-year-old Jerod Grant following the crash.

Grant was arrested on the following charges:

  • Violating a beginner permit
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Simple possession of marijuana
  • Possession of contraband after marijuana was found 

Authorities say additional charges are possible.

The Summerville resident is being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

CCSO is still investigating.