Skip to comments.Man arrested after crashing into trooper at 100+ mph
Posted on 09/25/2013 4:04:42 PM PDT by Gamecock
COLUMBIA A man was charged Wednesday with crashing into the rear of a state trooper while driving more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 26 in Lexington County.
Bryan Carroll Biggart, 39, of Bush River Road, Columbia, was charged with committing a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision that included personal injury, reckless driving, failing to render aid to a victim in a motoro vehicle collision and third-offense driving wit a suspended drivers license, according to a release from the Lexington County Sheriffs Department.
At 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, the red 2008 Saturn Vue driven by Biggart collided with the rear of a silver 2008 Ford Crown Victoria driven by S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Erskine Abraham, 57, of Orangeburg. Neither Biggart nor the trooper were seriously hurt.
In addition to driving more than 100 mph in an area with a 70 mph limit, deputies determined that Biggart failed to give information or render aid to Reed following the collision with Reeds marked patrol car.
Biggart also apparently drove the vehicle for five miles, to a rest area in Calhoun County, with the vehicles five air bags deployed. After calling his mother, and telling her he was not going back to jail, Biggart left the vehicle, deputies say. Biggarts criminal history includes arrests for robbery and kidnapping.
Deputies conducted a manhunt for Biggart with assistance from the Lexington County Sheriffs Department K-9 Unit, bloodhounds and deputies with the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office, state Highway Patrol troopers and a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division helicopter.
Officers detained Biggart at the rest area at about 8:30 a.m
And it still ran?
I doubt it..
I’m glad Trooper Erskine Abraham was not seriously hurt, but DAMN! You can slam a Saturn VUE into the back of a full size car at 100mph and not only NOT be seriously injured but be able to drive it for five miles? I wonder if they got those results in NTHSA crash tests.
Biggarts criminal history includes arrests for robbery and kidnapping and having bad ink.
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According to the article, he rear-ended the cop in a 70 mph speed zone. If the cop was doing the speed limit, the speed differential was only 30 mph.
Does this guy have a giraffe in his family tree?!
A Saturn Vue is a small SUV with a transverse engine. So the 5 miles he traveled afterwards was likely what it took for the engine to puke after the radiator was smashed.
Are you series, the cop doing the speed limit??? More like a 10 mph differential which would explain the drivability of the Vue after the crash.
Nothing good happens after 2AM.
What the.....Is this guy part giraffe?
You went all galilean transformation on us.
Sounds about right. With a busted radiator, it could also be leaking transmission fluid and after 5 miles there just wasn't enough left for it to pull itself down the road any more.
The speed limit was 70 so most likely the cop was in the 75 mph neighborhood. Hitting him in the rear at 100 mph would be similar to an accident at 25 mph.
It didn’t say the trooper’s vehicle, it said the trooper’s rear.
What a dork, this turkey lied to his mother, he’s definitely going back to jail. That is a good thing. :-)
Wonder how they arrived at the speed number? Must have interrogated the black box.
Length of skidmarks and scatter of the debris is sufficient to make an estimate of speed at impact that will stand up in court.