EMORY AIR FLIGHT AIR AMBULANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: DIVER ARRESTED.

THE GRIFFIN POST OF THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL IS INVESTIGATING A HIT AND RUN INCIDENT,  AND HAVE ARRESTED A PERSON OF INTEREST THAT MAY HAVE BEEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE.

A WKEU EMPLOYEE WHO WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT TOLD WKEU NEWS THAT “INITIALLY THERE WERE SEVERAL YOUNG FEMALES INVOLVED IN A FIGHT SURROUNDED BY A LARGE GROUP OF OLDER INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE WATCHING THE FIGHT. AN OLD LEXUS VEHICLE WAS STOPPED IN THE STREET AT THE SCENE.  ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LEXUS VEHICLE ACCELERATED INTO THE GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS STRIKING SEVERAL OF THOSE FIGHTING AND ALSO AN INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS IN A WHEEL CHAIR. OUR EMPLOYEE STATED THAT HE KNEW THE INDIVIDUAL FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND SHE WAS IDENTIFIED AS VIRGINIA GIBSON. SEVERAL OF THOSE FIGHTING AND SOME SPECTATORS WERE STRUCK OR SIDE SWIPED. THERE WERE THREE INDIVIDUALS THAT THE VEHICLE THEN RAN OVER WITH ALL 4 WHEELS OF THE VEHICLE.  THE VEHICLE LEFT INJURED TEENAGERS SPINNING IN THE STREET FROM THE REAR TIRES DUE TO THE VEHICLE ACCELERATING AT HIGH SPEED FROM THE SCENE.”

SHAMEKA SHARELL PEOPLES AGE 31

THE DRIVER WAS IDENTIFIED AS SHAMEKA SHARELL PEOPLES AGE 31 OF GRIFFIN.  HER DAUGHTER WAS ALLEGEDLY ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS SHE STRUCK WHEN THE VEHICLE FLED THE SCENE. PEOPLES HAD BEEN ARRESTED IN RELATION TO THE INCIDENT.

UNITS OF THE GRIFFIN POLICE DEPARTMENT, SPALDING REGIONAL EMS, GRIFFIN FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND EMORY AIR FLIGHT HELICOPTER AIR AMBULANCE BASED AT THE GRIFFIN SPALIDNG AIRPORT RESPONDED TO THE SCENE.

TROOPERS FROM THE GRIFFIN POST OF THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL ARE INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT AND INDICATED THAT INITIALLY 5 INDIVIDUALS WERE INJURED. ONE WAS AIRLIFTED TO GRADY HOSPITAL TRAUMA UNIT IN ATLANTA BY EMORY AIR FLIGHT, THE OTHER 4 VICTIMS WERE TAKEN TO SPALDING REGIONAL HOSPITAL.  TROOPERS ARE CONTINUING THE INVESTIGATION AND ARE STILL WORKING ON CONFIRMING THE IDENTITIES OF ALL VICTIMS.