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Rising Hit-and-Run Accidents Across Upstate Could Cost You More Money

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Hit-and-Run accidents are rising across the Upstate and Insurance experts say that could cause your car insurance rates to go up.

"I looked directly at him, he put it in reverse and just gunned it around me," says Justin Edmondson, he was hit by a hit-and-run driver last month.

Edmondson's left footing the bill to fix his car after being hit by a SUV. Edmondson's uninsured coverage on his policy will cover most of the damage but he will still be required to pay a $200 deductible. His insurance will cover the extra $1,800 it will cost to fix his Toyota.

"It could've really screwed up my alignment, it could've really screwed up my tire, my leg's right there so if it had went a little bit further it could've have hurt me," Edmonson says.

Across the Upstate numbers from the Office of Highway Safety show Hit-and-Runs are on the rise.

In 2011:
  • 99 In Anderson
  • 314 in Greenville
  • 167 in Spartanburg

So Far In 2013:
  • 125 In Anderson
  • 516 in Greenville
  • 239 in Spartanburg

Insurance experts say car insurance rates will likely have to be increased to cover the increase of hit-and-run accidents.

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