Caught on tape: Woman struck in SUV hit-and-run
Forest Park, Georgia Police are looking for a hit and run driver who struck a pedestrian who was on her way to work this morning. They were lucky. A police officer saw the whole thing and so did his in-car camera.
The pedestrian was also lucky. She was treated and released from the hospital. Carol Floyd was crossing Jonesboro Road at Conley Road when she was hit. Floyd said she crosses Jonesboro Road every day to get from her apartment complex to the bus stop to go to work.
She never made it to the other side Friday morning at 8:12am. What happened was captured on a dash cam from Forest Park Police Officer Nathan Adams patrol car. “While he (Officer Adams) was sitting at a red light there was a pedestrian crossing Jonesboro Road in the cross walk,” said Sgt. Jason Armstrong.
As Carol Floyd walked in the cross walk in front of Officer Adams, a black, Jeep Grand Cherokee made a left hand turn onto Jonesboro Road from Conley Road and hit Floyd. It appeared the Jeep’s driver never saw Floyd and didn’t even slow down.
Officer Adams immediately rendered aid to the Floyd who was lying in the middle of Jonesboro Road. The driver of the SUV got out of her car and was heard saying “I’m so sorry” on the video. Officer Adams told the driver to get back into her vehicle and pull it into a nearby gas station while he tended to Floyd.
“While the officer was tending to the pedestrian on the ground she (the driver) drove off and left the scene,” Sgt. Armstrong said.
Carol Floyd was released from the hospital Friday afternoon. “I feel terrible, in a lot of pain, I mean it’s extremely painful,” she told 11-Alive’s Kevin Rowson.
Floyd said she doesn’t remember the female driver saying she was sorry. “She can’t be that sorry,” she said. “If it was an accident, accidents happen you know, stick around, you know I’m not a dog.”
Forest Park Police say the car has some characteristics someone might recognize. The vehicle is a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with chrome step bars on the side. The front driver side wheel is a spare without a hubcap. The back passenger windows are tinted dark and the front bumper has either a license plate or a chrome center piece, according to Sgt. Armstrong.
He described the driver as a white female in her late 20’s or early 30’s. She had shoulder-length, blonde, curly hair and wore thick glasses. She was about 5’4” to 5’6” tall, about 150lbs to 160lbs.