North Myrtle Beach officer hit by car has returned to work

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 16, 2014 

Bobby Hall, a North Myrtle Beach police officer hit by a vehicle July 5, has returned to light duty at the police department.

A North Myrtle Beach police officer hurt when he was struck by a vehicle during the July 4th holiday weekend has returned to work, according to city officials.

Officer Bobby Hall has returned to work light duty at North Myrtle Beach Public Safety until he is cleared to return to the streets in uniform, according to a North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Facebook posting.

Hall suffered deep bruising on his bones, tendons and muscles when he was struck by a vehicle that also ran over his left leg, according to the posting. The incident happened about 2 a.m. July 5 at Main Street and U.S. 17 when Hall was working a traffic crash and was struck by the vehicle.

Shanah Rachel Seneca, 34, of North Myrtle Beach was arrested on scene and charged with driving under the influence and released about four later on $997 bail, according to jail records.

Police said Seneca was eastbound on Main Street when she ran a stoplight, hit a vehicle that then was pushed into a police cruiser and hit Officer Scott St. Clair in the leg.

Seneca, who was driving a 2004 Honda Pilot, continued driving east and hit Hall, who was thrown about 15 feet onto the sidewalk, the vehicle continued and rolled to a stop over Hall’s leg.

Seneca left the car and attempted to hide in bushes near the scene, but a third officer arrested her.

Hall and St. Clair were treated and released at Grand Strand Medical Center.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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