A 2-year-old child and her grandparents were seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident Sunday night in High Point, N.C., according to news reports.
The accident occurred around 5:44 p.m. Sunday when a 40-year-old driver of a 1993 Toyota Corolla was speeding and crashed into the back of a 1994 Mercury Tracer also traveling east on Fairfield Road, according to police reports.
The couple inside the vehicle that was rear-ended was taken to the High Point Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Their 2-year-old granddaughter, who was in the backseat of their Mercury Tracer was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem in critical condition.
Police soon found the hit-and-run driver and he was charged with “driving while impaired, driving while his license was revoked, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen license plate, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony serious injury by motor vehicle and three felony counts of hit-and-run,” according to news reports. Kennedy also had three outstanding warrants for probation violation.
The man is now in Guilford County jail under an $85,100 bond.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , I am saddened to hear about this hit-and-run car accident that injured this little girl. I hope she is able to recover from all of her injuries. My condolences go out to the victims’ friends and families while they deal with this difficult situation.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury attorney in South Carolina .