North Columbia Hit-and-Run
The Columbia Police Department reported a hit-and-run accident in which a four-year-old girl was injured around 5:30PM on Tuesday. The driver responsible is still at large after immediately fleeing the scene of the accident.
The driver hit the girl while traveling west on the 1000 block of Eletta Boulevard, just north of I-70 and near Bear Creek Park.
Police say witnesses saw what they think was an older model Ford, Honda or Nissan with a gold paint job. It may have damage to the right fender area near the headlights. The driver is described as a female.
The four-year-old girl was taken to Boone Hospital and treated for injuries related to the accident. Though police are not releasing her name at this time, they have confirmed her injuries are not life threatening.
Anyone with information that could help in this investigation is asked to call the Columbia Police Department at 573-875-TIPS (573-875-8477).