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Girl airlifted after hit-and-run

 

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A 4-year-old girl was airlifted to the UAB Health System in Birmingham in serious condition from the scene of a hit-and-run wreck in Columbus late Saturday.  

 

Officers responded to the wreck in the 1200 block of 11th Avenue at 11:23 p.m., according to the Columbus Police Department. 

 

A 29-year-old victim told officers a Buick Roadmaster swerved across the road and hit his 1997 Mercury head-on. The suspect fled the scene. 

 

The girl, a passenger in the Mercury, was taken to Birmingham, Ala., for treatment. Officer Terrie Songer of the CPD said the child was in stable condition on Sunday and was expected to be released today. 

 

Officers checked the area and found an abandoned Roadmaster registered to 33-year-old Ellis Van Barry, according to officers. 

 

Barry, whose last known address was on the 900 block of 13th Street South, was found at about 1 a.m. Sunday walking in the 1400 block of College Street. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. 

 

His bond and the date of his preliminary hearing had not been set early today.

 

 

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Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 8/4/2010 10:23:00 AM:

Alright City PD, how many Buick Roadmasters could there possibly be in Columbus? Or the entire state for that matter?

What a trashy individual it must take to do this.

 

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