Opelika police searching for hit and run suspect
OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating a hit and run suspect.
On September 18, police responded to a leaving the scene of an accident complaint at Target, located at the 2600 block of Enterprise Drive.
Upon arrival, officers located a mother with her child who had received minor injuries after being partially struck by a motor vehicle.
Security footage shows the suspect driving a gray, newer model GMC Terrain. The vehicle turned quickly in the direction of the mother and child, stopped briefly, before driving off at a high rate of speed.
The mother described the suspect as a female, approximately 30 to 40 years old, with dark hair and blonde highlights.
Allison Duke with the Opelika Police Department gave WTVM a statement on the incident:
“The victim was released from the hospital the same day with minor injuries. We are not going to release the mother’s name since the victim is her juvenile child.
By Alabama law, drivers are required to stop and provide their information when they are involved in a crash that injures someone or damages property. Leaving the scene of a crash with injuries is a felony. Detectives are currently trying to find the driver of the vehicle involved so that they can get their statement regarding the incident. Charges may follow.”
If you have any information on this incident or the identity of the suspect, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at 334-705-5220.
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