Driver Arrested After Leaving Scene of Pedestrian Collision in Columbus, Georgia
COLUMBUS, GA. – According to a news report published online at wtvm.com, a driver has been arrested after leaving the scene of a pedestrian collision in Columbus, Georgia. The pedestrian is hospitalized with serious injuries, and the driver is facing multiple criminal charges.*
The accident happened on Macon Road in Columbus. At approximately 8 p.m., a vehicle (make and model not reported) was traveling east on Macon Road and struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street. The driver of the vehicle then left the scene.
It is not clear where on Macon Road the collision occurred, as no cross street was provided. Reports did not say whether the pedestrian was inside a crosswalk at the time. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries, and an ambulance transported him to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital for emergency treatment. He has only been identified as a 24-year-old male. His name has not been released.
After the collision, police arrived at the scene of the accident and spoke to a witness. The witness said the driver briefly stopped after the crash then took off. The witness provided police a license plate number for the vehicle and said the vehicle was damaged. Police were then able to track down the driver shortly after and arrest him.
The driver has been identified as 43-year-old Antowan Brundidge. Brundidge’s city of residence was not reported. He has been charged with driving under the influence, failure to report an accident, and leaving the scene of an accident. It is not clear when he will appear in court on the charges.
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