Alleged driver in moped hit-and-run accident turns himself in
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- Almost a month after the incident, one man has turned himself in to authorities in connection with a hit and run incident that injured one woman.
Michael David Mobley turned himself in to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fled the scene after striking a woman on a moped early October.
The incident occurred around 12:50 a.m. on Highway 277 near Parklane Road on Oct. 11.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the 47-year-old was driving a 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup Truck when he struck 27-year-old Cindy Latoree who was driving her moped.
Latoree was ejected from the moped and has suffered several injuries including multiple fractures to her leg, a broken arm, third-degree burns and punctured lungs.
According to Latoree's sister, Diana Ortiz, she recently received her twelfth surgery and is on a respirator.
The night of the incident a bystander who witnessed the crash saw Latoree's body, put his car in reverse and used his car to block off the roadway so that no one would hit her.
Watch the moment Ortiz met the man who helped rescue her sister below.