Police say the driver of the pickup truck ran a red light before hitting the woman as she crossed Wellborn Road. After dragging the woman’s moped for several hundred feet, the man left his vehicle and fled the area on foot, reports The Eagle.
Only 22 minutes later, the 27-year-old man was found around a mile from the scene of the accident, according to The Eagle.
The woman was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The Eagle reports that the man was treated for minor injuries and cited for running a red light and driving without proper insurance. In addition, as the investigation is ongoing, more serious charges involving the crash and fleeing the scene may be forthcoming.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of motorcyclists (including moped users) killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013 was 4,668– a decrease of 6 percent from 2012. In addition,