The Texarknana Texas Police said that they arrested a woman Tuesday morning for allegedly striking an 85 year-old man who was trying to cross the roadway in a motorized wheel chair. Police said they placed the driver, Ciara Trotter in jail after the incident on Summerhill road at New Boston Road.
The Texarkana Police Department said Trotter immediately fled the scene without stopping, leaving the man laying in the middle of the road.
Witnesses told police what happened
Witnesses told police that the elderly man had waited for the light to turn green and was just starting across the road in the crosswalk when Trotter made a right turn off of New Boston Road and struck him. When Trotter failed to stop, one of the witnesses followed her to a nearby apartment complex and blocked her vehicle in a parking spot until officers could get there.
“The man was very lucky,” Texarkana, Texas police said. “He only some minor scrapes on his knees and hand, but his wheelchair was damaged pretty badly. He was transported to Christus St. Michael Hospital for treatment.”
Trotter was arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Injury. She also had five misdemeanor warrants that were served on her. She is currently being held in the Bi-State Jail, where her bond was set at $15,000 for the felony charge – plus another $1,208 for the five misdemeanor warrants.