SAVANNAH, GA (July 31, 2012) One driver was apprehended and another is being sought after two women were struck by cars that failed to stop.
Courtney Goldwire, 20, of a Paulsen Street address was released from Memorial University Medical Center Monday after she was struck by a car at East Broad and East Bolton Streets last Thursday.
She was walking with two other women about 4:30 p.m. when a white Chevrolet Cobalt with two men inside turned wide and struck her.
Major Accident Investigation Team officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the incident and seeking the driver of the Cobalt.
A second driver was not as evasive Sunday morning and his victim was more seriously injured.
Mildred Cooper, 22, of a West 36th Street address was crossing West Bay Street outside of the pedestrian crosswalk near MLK Boulevard about 3 a.m. when she was struck by a black Chevrolet Impala. She was transported to Memorial with serious injuries.
A nearby Downtown Precinct patrol officer saw the Impala speed away from the scene and stopped it. Charges are pending the outcome of the MAIT investigation.
Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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