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The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. On Saturday, September 12, 2015, at approximately 7:35 PM deputies responded to the 8300 block of Wetherden Drive in the Brooks Hollow subdivision in Mechanicsville, for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle.
Witnesses reported that a dark colored compact model pickup truck, similar to a Ford Ranger, struck a female pedestrian on Wetherden Drive and fled the scene at a high rate of speed toward Brooks Hollow Parkway. The suspect vehicle was occupied by an unknown driver and a white female passenger. The female pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Under Virginia law, drivers have a duty to stop and report traffic accidents involving injury or property damage. If the driver fails to stop and report the accident, every person sixteen years of age or older in the vehicle with the driver at the time of the accident has the same duty to report the accident within 24 hours of the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident, the identity of the driver or passenger, or the suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.