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Hit and run accident under investigation

January 9, 2013

What if you were driving down the road and all of a sudden someone rammed into your vehicle, sending you flying off the road while they continue driving on like nothing ever happened?
Most people would find themselves in a state of rage after an event like this especially if they were seriously injured and their vehicle was severely damaged.
But it’s uncertain just how frustrated Willie G. Brooks and Carolyn Shelton was after the Mercury Grand Marquis they were in was struck Wednesday afternoon by an unknown driver traveling north on Highway 45 Alternate in a red vehicle. Brooks said he was driving the Grand Marquis and in only seconds the red vehicle hit him and sent him sliding off into the median where his vehicle came to a halt.
“Bam! And kept going,” Brooks said. “I was running 65 miles an hour down the road in the right lane and they run into me.”
One eyewitness, who stopped to assist the two victims, was heading south when he saw the red vehicle strike Brooks’ vehicle and kept going north. Brooks said he did not get a good look at the driver of the red car and is uncertain if it was a male or female driver.
“I don’t know who it was in that car, but they should’ve stopped,” Brooks said.
West Point police and Clay County Sheriff officials arrived on scene and assisted the two victims until paramedics arrived. Both Brooks and Shelton suffered pain to the neck and were transported for treatment to the Clay County Medical Center.
The accident, which happened just south of Walmart in West Point, is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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