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Driver Arrested for DUI After Striking and Killing Pedestrian, Injuring Officer

A Greenville, SC driver was arrested on Wednesday, December 2, after causing a crash that left one man dead and a police officer injured.

According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened around 12:15 PM on North Pleasantburg Drive near North Garden Circle.

South Carolina State Transport Police stopped a commercial vehicle driven by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jr., 49, of Piedmont, about a load securement violation. Hawthorne was outside his vehicle adjusting the load, and the officer returned to his vehicle.  He went to take his registration to the officer and was standing next to the patrol car when the officer and Hawthorne were hit by a vehicle driven by Allan Lindsey Zack, 34.

The impact threw Hawthorne into a lane of traffic, where he was hit by another vehicle. Sadly, he was later pronounced dead, leaving behind two daughters, a girlfriend, and multiple other family members.

The crash also injured and trapped the officer in his patrol car. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Zack ran from the scene but was later apprehended and charged with felony DUI resulting in death, felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident with death and great bodily injury, and failure to maintain lane.

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary losses. 

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.

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