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Mt. Pleasant, SC Driver Arrested After Fleeing Scene of Deadly Crash, Falsely Reporting Stolen Vehicle

One person is dead and another injured in Mt. Pleasant, SC after their vehicle was struck by a speeding Porsche on Monday, October 4.

Authorities say the accident happened on I-26 around 1 AM. A 2004 Porsche was heading eastbound at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended a Nissan. According to an arrest warrant, the Porsche’s driver, 26-year-old Xavier Rosado, then fled the scene of the accident on foot. About twenty minutes later, he called police to report the vehicle as stolen.

Sadly, the Nissan’s driver suffered severe injuries and was later pronounced dead. A passenger in the Nissan was rushed to a local hospital with “great bodily injuries.”

Authorities soon caught up with Rosado and arrested him on charges of reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, and leaving the scene of a crash involving great bodily injury.

Speeding increases the risk of accidents, and also increases the risk of injury and death if an accident occurs. It is often a factor in rear-end accidents, in which the rear car can’t stop in time to avoid hitting the car in front. Motorists are advised to obey traffic laws and pay attention to their driving.

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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