Victim suffering life-threatening injuries after early morning hit-and-run

Charleston County News
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WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run collision that sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries early Thursday morning.

Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department said the hit-and-run happened just after 4:30 a.m. on Savannah Highway near the intersection of Wateree Drive.

Francis said a citizen driving southbound on Savannah Highway called police to report an unresponsive male was in the roadway just south of the intersection of Savannah Highway and Wateree Drive. 

The individual was rushed to the Medical University of South Carolina where he remains in extremely critical condition. 

Investigators believe the individual was struck by a vehicle traveling south on Savannah Highway.

Francis said the vehicle fled the incident location in an unknown direction and no additional information about the vehicle is known.

Anyone who has any information regarding this collision should call Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at (843) 743-7200 and ask to speak with the on-duty investigator.

  Individuals who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at (843) 554-1111 to report information.

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