Huntington Hit and Run

By: Paul Gessler Email
By: Paul Gessler Email

It was one call Huntington Police had to scour an entire neighborhood to answer. As it turns out, it’s a hit and run, but just what happened and what got left behind make this more than a story about a banged up car.

Paul Rose has owned the building for his electric company for only four days, and already, his security cameras have been put to the test.

“We've caught several drug deals and several other things going on in this parking lot, so it didn't really surprise me much when she pulled in here like this,” said Rose.

She was a suspect in a hit and run, just blocks away.

“I was sitting in the living room and I heard this big crash,” said Sandra Hay, the owner of the car that was hit.

Sandra Hay's Jeep Cherokee took the brunt of the damage.

“It was parked here and when it was hit, it was knocked on the curb,” said Hay.

That's when witnesses say the suspect’s Ford Taurus raced from the scene up 28th street and into Rose Electric's parking lot.

“As soon as I got in, the lady pulled in and her car was spraying radiator fluid,” said Rose. “She just about hit my van here and she jumped out of the van and ran around to the side of the building.”

After the cameras lost her behind the utility van, that's when Rose says he saw the suspect behind his business literally doing her business.

“I figured maybe for her to take off like that, she was either hurt or she had been drinking,” said Rose.

What's worse than the bottle of wine on console to many onlookers was the child seat in the back. Friends say it's her daughter's car and thankfully, she was driving alone.

“I don't judge her, everybody has problems,” said Hay. “The girl just needs help and God's the one that can do it.”

The suspect was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital. There is no word tonight from the Huntington Police Department on her name or with what she will be charged.


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