Woman hurt in hit-and-run in downtown Gilmer - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

UPDATE: Gilmer police seeking female driver in hit-and-run

Posted: Updated:

UPDATE: GILMER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) -- An elderly woman who was crossing a street in a motorized chair suffered minor injuries in a hit-and-run incident just off the north side of the downtown square this morning, police said.

Officers are seeking the driver, identified by witnesses as a white female, and her white Ford pickup this afternoon, said police Investigator Roxanne Warren.
The victim, who was white and whose name was not immediately available, was crossing Titus Street at the intersection with Buffalo Street when she was struck by a northbound pickup with rails, said Police Chief James Grunden. She complained of pain in her hip, and was taken by ambulance to East Texas Medical Center-Gilmer, he said.

Mrs. Warren said witnesses stated the female driver may have been on her cellular phone. She did not stop, the investigator said.

Grunden said his department advised him that at least three eyewitnesses saw the incident, and that one said it appeared the pickup had a short wheel base. Mrs. Warren said the pickup also had a fiberglass camper shell on its bed.

The elderly woman was in the middle of the street, believed to be westbound, and had the right-of-way when the pickup struck her, Mrs. Warren said. The truck was eastbound on Buffalo in front of the county courthouse, making a left turn onto Titus, when the incident occurred, the investigator said.

Police were called to the scene at 10:26 a.m., Grunden said.

Janice Hargrove, a secretary at the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce office on Buffalo Street near the crash scene, said she heard a noise and saw a truck "speeding off."

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Upshur County Crimestoppers at 843-3131, or go to the Upshur County website and click on the Crime Stoppers link, Mrs. Warren said. Tips can be made anonymously by phone or Internet, and she said the link is a "very secure way to make a tip."

 


 

GILMER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) -- A woman who was crossing a street in a motorized chair was injured in a hit-and-run incident just off the north side of the downtown square this morning, said Gilmer Police Chief James Grunden.

The woman was crossing Titus Street at the intersection with Buffalo Street when she was struck by a northbound white Ford pickup with rails, Grunden said. She complained of pain in her hip, and was taken by ambulance to East Texas Medical Center-Gilmer, he said.

Grunden said he did not know her name.

He said his department advised him that at least three eyewitnesses saw the incident, and that one said it appeared the pickup had a short wheel base. Police received a call at 10:26 a.m., he said.

Janice Hargrove, a secretary at the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce office on Buffalo Street near the crash scene, said she heard a noise and saw a truck "speeding off."
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • ETX Deacon arrested for 1981 Pennsylvania homicide

    ETX Deacon arrested for 1981 Pennsylvania homicide

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:08:58 GMT
    HARRISBURG, PA. (KYTX) - U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a Pennsylvania fugitive in Texas who was wanted for more than 30 years on a 1981 murder charge.More >>
    HARRISBURG, PA. (KYTX) - U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a Pennsylvania fugitive in Texas who was wanted for more than 30 years on a 1981 murder charge.More >>
  • Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:35 GMT
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
  • Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:31:33 GMT
    Cedric Dewayne ThompsonCedric Dewayne Thompson
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.