Man accused of hit-and-run that injured four kids pleads guilty in Berkeley County

The man accused of injuring four kids when he crashed into them last year with his car in Sangaree and then took off pleaded guilty in connection to charges against him in Berkeley County.

Philip Andrew Wucherer, 22, pleaded guilty to two counts of hit-and-run involving great bodily injury, according to Ninth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Bryan Alfaro.

He was sentenced to five years in jail.

Authorities said a silver Ford Taurus sped through a curve on Paddock Way around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 and struck the four children, who were sitting on a curb. Sydney Hopkins, 10; Evan Hopkins, 13; Dorothy Jackson, 14; and Harleigh Eury, 10, were taken to Medical University Hospital.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.

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