“I think the family will eventually be able to forgive the gentleman that caused everything but at this time it’s very difficult,” Tina Bain said.
Emotion filled the room as the family of Donal Bain came face to face with Scott Simpson on Saturday.
Bain’s wife Roberta says the moment her husband was killed still haunts her.
“I sat there and screamed for five minutes…when I saw my husband hit,” Roberta Bain said.
South Carolina Highway Patrol says Simpson was driving under the influence on Interstate-26 when he rear ended Bain’s vehicle.
Bain then stepped out to check the damage and grab an oxygen tank for his wife.
He was hit by a second vehicle who knocked him into the roadway, before he was hit by a third vehicle.
Simpson left the scene on foot, but was found a few miles away.
“If he had taken just one moment to help them instead of running away I feel like this could’ve been avoided completely,” Tina Bain said.
The state argued Simpson would be a flight risk and a danger to the community.
Scott Simpson said in court that he is sorry for the outcome of the situation.
The Bain family says they home Simpson’s apology is sincere.
Troopers ar investigating the second and third crashes.