East Ala. nurse hospitalized after electric scooter crash

East Ala. nurse hospitalized after electric scooter crash
Amber Ford (Source: EMAC)

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - An East Alabama nurse was involved in a hit-and-run crash Saturday night in Atlanta.

According to East Alabama Medical Center, Amber Ford, a registered nurse at EAMC, suffered injuries in the crash during a trip to Atlanta with her husband. According to the traffic accident report from the Atlanta Police Department, Ford was on an electric scooter when she was hit by a vehicle. The crash happened on 14th Street near Crescent Ave. and W. Peachtree Street at 9:51 p.m.

The report states the vehicle fled the area, and Ford, 34, was taken to Grady Hospital in Atlanta with scrapes, bruises and a laceration on the back of her head.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Ford. Her condition is unclear at this time, but a release from EAMC said a ceremony Thursday would honor her as an organ donor.

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