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Driver in Sumter hit-and-run, turns herself in

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SUMTER, S.C. (WACH)-- The driver in a non-fatal hit-and-run accident has come forward and is now facing charges.

Marthette Rene Mack,52, turned herself in to police Friday morning. Mack is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily injury and driving uninsured.

On Tuesday, Mack is accused of hitting 61-year-old Joseph Addison Williams who was walking in the roadway on Purdy Street near Bartlette Street.

Williams remains in Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where his condition appears to be improving.

Mack is booked at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

The Sumter Police Department would like to remind residents of pedestrian and driver safety:

PEDESTRIANS

- Follow the rules of the road and all signs and signals

- Walk on sidewalks if possible

If a sidewalk isn’t available, walk facing traffic as far from oncoming vehicles as possible

- Use intersections or designated crosswalks to cross

- Stay alert and avoid distractions like cell phones

- Wear light-colored clothing at night and/or use reflective materials that can help with visibility

- Never assume that you can be seen by drivers

DRIVERS

- Look out for pedestrians at all times

- Use extra caution at night and during inclement conditions

- Slow down and be prepared to stop in residential neighborhoods and in areas with crosswalks

- Never drive impaired or distracted

- Follow posted speed limits


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