Hit-and-run Pedestrian Accident in College Station Injures Two
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 30-Jan-2012
A hit-and-run pedestrian accident that left two people injured in College Station left police searching for the driver of a white Ford pickup truck.
The victims of the pedestrian accident in College Station were identified as Brian Gill, 21, and Amanda Johnson, 19.
Both Gill and Johnson endured injuries when they stepped off the curb of a crowded sidewalk. They were transported to College Station Medical Center for the treatment of their injuries, which police have said were not believed to be life-threatening.
Surveillance of the area, where the hit-and-run accident in College Station occurred, captured the white pick-up truck, which authorities say may have endured body damage.
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