Police: Suspect charged after person injured in hit-and-run incident near Highway 501

Police: Suspect charged after person injured in hit-and-run incident near Highway 501
(SOURCE: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A man is in custody after allegedly hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle near Highway 501 before fleeing the scene.

Robert Francis Bonaccorso, 48, is charged with hit-and-run with great bodily injury. Bonaccorso’s bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety Wednesday morning, court records show.

According to a news release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department, officers responded to the scene at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of a person walking in the roadway. Upon arrival, police say they found the victim had been hit by a car. The crash caused great bodily injury to the pedestrian, the release states.

Using evidence at the scene and license plate readers, it was determined the vehicle was owned by Red Top Taxi, according to police.

“Officers made contact with the owner of the company, who fully cooperated with our investigation and that led to the identification of the driver,” the release states.

If anyone has any additional information, please contact Myrtle Beach police at 843-918-1382. Callers may remain anonymous.

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