A February 14 collision on King Street in Charleston, SC, left one woman dead, and a driver arrested on DUI charges the next day.
Authorities say the crash happened around 10:22 PM in front of a local tavern. Anthony Francis Troiani, 22, was driving a silver Buick Lucerne north on King when he hit an adult pedestrian, later identified as Hannah Carpenter, 23, of Florence. Carpenter was taken to a local hospital, where she, unfortunately, died a few hours later.
On February 15, Troiani was arrested and charged with felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury or death. He was later released on $75,000 bail.
Unfortunately, DUI crashes are not uncommon in South Carolina. In fact, nearly 30 percent of all fatal car wrecks in the state were related to impaired driving in 2018. There were also 15,188 DUI arrests in the state that year.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.