A bicyclist in Greenville, SC was left severely injured back in July after 31-year-old Alexander Hill allegedly stole a Mercedes car and later crashed into the cyclist and an apartment complex.
 
On July 18th, Greenville Police were notified of a robbery after an individual called 911 claiming his Mercedes had just been stolen. The victim told the dispatcher that he/she had left their vehicle parked in front of a Quik Trip on Rutherford Street, but that it was unlocked and still running with the keys inside. The victim told police that the suspect was a “male with dreadlocks and was wearing a hoodie.”
Officers were eventually able to locate the vehicle and after attempting to pull it over for a traffic stop, he sped off, taking officers on a chase. Hill was said to have reached speeds of more than 100 mph which made it difficult for officers to keep up. After losing sight of the driver on Cedar Lane, officers decided to cancel the pursuit, according to Fox Carolina. Shortly after, however, officers were notified that the vehicle had crashed into Parker at Cone Apartments. When they arrived, they saw flames at the accident scene and the stolen Mercedes overturned.
Officers also came across a man who had been lying on the ground nearby. Officials determined that the man had been riding on his bike and was knocked off by the erratic driver. The news source stated that his injuries were so severe that police had to apply a tourniquet to the injury and he later had to have an amputation performed at the ankle. An elderly woman inside the apartment also suffered injuries including a laceration to her forehead and contusions to her body from debris that struck her. She was transported to the hospital for treatment and was released the same day. Hill was also hospitalized from the injuries he sustained.
About a week after the accident, Greenville News reported that both Hill and the bicyclist were still in the hospital recovering from their injuries. Hill was on 24-hour guard as he is facing some serious criminal charges for the numerous crimes he committed. And based on his driving record, it appears these won’t be the first charges filed against him. In fact, after Hill’s criminal background was obtained from the State Law Enforcement Division, it showed that he had just been charged with “habitual traffic offender and driving under suspension” just five days prior to this crash.
In 2017, Hill was also convicted of driving under suspension and in 2004, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving without a license. And because Hill displayed negligent and reckless behavior when he crashed into the bicyclist, he could be facing a civil suit for that. The owner of the Mercedes may also come looking for compensation after his vehicle was likely totaled in the crash.
Involved in an auto accident in Greenville and in need of additional support? If so, contact car accident lawyer Carole Hayes who is more than willing to provide you with the advice and guidance you might need.
Vehicular accidents always happen when we least expect them and when we are the least prepared. The truth is, after being involved in a wreck with a car or truck in Greenville, many victims often don’t know what do to following the accident or who to turn to in an effort to recover the compensation they need during this trying time. And that is why accident victims are encouraged to contact SC car accident lawyer Carole Hayes with Hayes Law Firm Upstate Attorneys, LLC who can help address these concerns. The most important thing for you to do following a crash is to focus on recovering while allowing your Greenville, SC car 
 
 

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