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Police: Man intentionally run over along Main St. in Greenville

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Ven Korikov (Source: Family) Ven Korikov (Source: Family)
Police say the hit-and-run happened at McBee and Main. (April 2, 2014/FOX Carolina) Police say the hit-and-run happened at McBee and Main. (April 2, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police are releasing new details in a hit-and-run and dragging case that happened in downtown Greenville earlier this month.

Police told FOX Carolina that a white SUV intentionally ran over and dragged Ven Korikov along Main Street and McBee Avenue in the early morning hours of April 2.

Investigators believe an argument may have led to the incident, but haven't pinpointed who the victim was having an argument with. Police did say the incident was not an accident.

"It's very evident by the statements from witnesses that it was intentional. And the person did go up on the sidewalk, and intentionally run over this person," said Greenville Police Department spokesperson Johnathan Bragg.

And the victim's wife Yulia Korikov said she saw everything unfold.

"I think it was a lot of panicking, and screaming, and shouting and being disoriented about the entire situation because it just happened so fast,"  Korikov said. "We couldn't really react to it."

But all of that is taking a backseat to caring for her husband.

"I need to be strong for him," Korikov said. "We need to get him back on his feet and going. We need to make sure his recovery goes as quick and as painless as possible."

Korikov's family said Thursday that he remains in intensive care at Greenville Memorial where he is recovering from his injuries. They said he suffered broken ribs and bruised lungs as a result of the incident, and is currently breathing with the aid of a ventilator.

While he still has surgeries and his recovery ahead, his family said they are trying to focus on what matters most.

"It definitely put life in perspective, you know," Korikov said. "We always worry about little things that aren't important…and then things like this happen, and you know, you're just grateful that he's alive."

Police said they're still looking for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

Korikov's friends and family have also set up a fundraiser to help pay for medical bills, which can be found at http://www.gofundme.com/84pj0g.

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