Hit and run sends man to hospital

Posted at 7:13 AM, Mar 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-10 07:45:00-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A hit and run accident sent a man to the hospital Friday night when a vehicle struck the scooter he was riding.

Richmond police spotted a vehicle at 11:22 p.m. heading southbound on Jefferson David Highway, near Maury Street, strike a scooter and then drive away.

The victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with serious head and leg injuries.

After fleeing the scene, the suspect abandoned his vehicle and took off on foot, according to Richmond police.

Both the vehicle and the suspect were found a short time after the accident, and the suspect was arrested on unrelated charges.