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Victim still recovering after wreck involving moped

Myrna Hughes Myrna Hughes
Source: Mary Parker Source: Mary Parker

LORIS, SC (WMBF) - The accident last May that left Myrna Hughes' SUV upside down and her with multiple broken bones was caused by a moped driver with no driver's license or insurance.

"They should not even be on the road. If you can't have something that's got insurance on it, you don't need to be on the road with it," Hughes expressed.

South Carolina law doesn't require Mopeds to be insured. And even though they're defined as only going 25 miles per hour... you're allowed to drive them on most roads and highways... and you don't have to have a driver’s license to operate one.

Several lawmakers have introduced bills to take mopeds off major highways, but so far none have passed through the legislature. Myrna still has multiple surgeries to go on her legs, and says she misses being active in the community.

"Hopefully they will do something about it because people like me that are very active, and to be outside, and now I'm in a wheelchair and can't do anything.....and it really hurts," Hughes explained. 

The community in Loris put together a yard sale this weekend to help pay for Hughes medical expenses.

Most of the items have been donated by friends in the area.

The sale will be happening through Saturday, December 5, at 569 Highway 67 West in Loris.

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