Two Health Department vehicles sustained damage in an apparent hit and run accident over the weekend, the Health Department said in a press release issued Monday.
The passenger van and car were in the parking lot on the south side of Charles Harwood Complex when they were hit. The van’s left headlight was broken and the car, which bore the brunt of the impact, was forced a few feet from the original parked location. It sustained extensive damage including a damaged fender, smashed headlights, dented hood, scratches and blue stains. The investigation indicated that the vehicle was hit by a blue Cherokee. The Cherokee’s driver left behind the vehicle’s grill and side view mirror.
The Cherokee apparently was heading north near the Estate Richmond post office when it veered off the main road, knocked down fence poles and continuing under the chain-link fence into the Health Department parking lot. It also knocked down an electric pole, collided with the two vehicles and managed to drive off the property.
The van, DH-55, is registered to the Women and Infant Children Program, and the car, DH-39, is less than three years old and registered to the Immunization Program.
The Police Department Traffic Bureau is investigating.