Pedestrians struck, injured by car on Rock Hill sidewalk

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comNovember 4, 2013 

Two pedestrians were struck and injured by a car as they walked on the sidewalk on East Black Street, according to a Rock Hill police report.

The 23-year-old man and 32-year-old woman told police they were walking on the sidewalk when a female driver, 23, in a burgundy Honda Accord “drove over them,” the report stated. She then drove away.

The man said he was hit by the car’s side mirror before his leg was run over by the rear tire. He was taken to Piedmont Medical Center.

The woman said she was hit and thrown by the car, but didn’t go to the hospital.

The driver, both victims and three witnesses had all been at a friend’s house, according to the report. The driver of the car had been drinking and using drugs, the report states, and the two victims had been in the car with her when they asked to be dropped off when her driving became “erratic and unsafe.”

A witness told police that the driver said, “I’m gonna kill him and run him over,” referring to the male victim.

Warrants have been issued for the driver’s arrest.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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