ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man is in critical condition after he was hit by a car during an altercation in Anderson.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to Veterans Street around 6 a.m. Deputies were told the man was having a dispute with his former girlfriend.

Deputies said the woman was sitting in a car when the man threw a brick at her through the car window. The brick did not hit the woman.

The driver of the vehicle attempted to drive away when the car hit the man causing life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle left the scene and stopped at the Spinx located at 1207 Highway 28 Bypass according to deputies.

The man was transported to the medical center where he is in critical condition.

The sheriff’s office says domestic incidents happen far too often and are urging victims to seek help through your local law enforcement agency.

ACSO Public Information Officer, Carrie Skeen said, “South Carolina is in the top 5 in the United States for domestic violence issues, so unfortunately we run across domestic violence calls more often that we want to. That’s not just isolated to Anderson County, the Upstate deals with these issues as well and the state of South Carolina.”

ACSO says do not hesitate to reach out to their team of victim services. They work very closely with traumatized victims and the next steps to heal and progress.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident at this time.