The driver of a car involved in an accident in which a pedestrian was injured abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene, according to the V.I. Police Department.
In a news release issued Dec. 24, the police reported that at 6:33 p.m. Dec. 21 the 911 emergency call center dispatched officers to Estate Paradise, in the vicinity of the shuttered Evelyn M. Williams Elementary School, about a vehicular accident involving a pedestrian.
Officers traveled to the area and found an injured adult female on the ground. The victim said she had been walking on the road when she felt an impact and fell to the ground. A concerned citizen who was driving by heard the impact and saw a blue car stop near the injured female. The concerned citizen rendered assistance and called 911.
Further investigation revealed that the blue vehicle, a Dodge Neon, hit the female as she was walking. The driver of the Dodge Neon exited the vehicle and abandoned it after hitting the female.
The victim was transported via ambulance to the Juan Francisco Luis Hospital for treatment of her injuries, and was scheduled to be airlifted to the mainland for further treatment.
Police are actively searching for the driver of the abandoned blue Dodge Neon. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call 911, the Wilbur Francis Command police station at 340-778-2211, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.