Hit and Run Accident Leaves One Injured
COLUMBIA - At 12:06 Tuesday morning, a police officer saw two people lying on the ground by the I -70 Eastbound ramp at West Boulevard.
The officer approached the two people, an 18 year old female and a 19 year old male, and called for medical assistance. The female had obivous injuries to both of her legs.
The two were walking from the Fastlane 66 at 1013 West Boulevard, to a house north of the Interstate.
The male said they were attempting to cross I-70 when a semi-truck with a trailer approached them.
The male jumped back, but the female did not and the truck struck her.
Officials say the victim, Columbia resident Jaimie M. Grimes, is now stable and described the vehicle to police as a white semi-truck pulling a trailer.
If you have any information about this incident, call the Columbia Police Department at 874-7652 or Crime Stoppers at 875-tips.
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