Hit and Run Lands One in Hospital, One in Police Custody

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Updated: 2/17/2014 6:33 pm
A hit and run accident sent a D'Iberville man to the hospital Sunday morning, and sent a juvenile driver into police custody. The victim was hospitalized with severe injuries after a hit and run accident. Troy Harrison, 42, was walking down Lamey Bridge Road around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, when he was hit by a pickup truck. The driver, a juvenile from Biloxi, left the scene of the accident, but was stopped on Highway 67 after authorities put out a bulletin to other agencies. Lt. Terry Hines of the D’Iberville Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit says, "A Harrison County deputy saw a pickup truck with the headlight out and that was our suspect." The juvenile driver has an intermediate license, restricting him from driving between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. The teenager was travelling with three other passengers, all under the age of 18, at the time of the collision.

Hines also says, "Our victim was airlifted to U.S.A. Medical Center where he is listed under critical condition." At this time, it is unknown why Harrison was walking down this stretch of Lamey Bridge Road. What is known is that the area is undeveloped, featuring only a packing supply store and a Dollar Store, without any street lights or sidewalks. Hines also says, "It’s a rural area, just been annexed, and there isn’t a lot of infrastructure at this time." The juvenile suspect had blood drawn and sent to a crime lab for D.U.I. testing. Authorities are now awaiting the results. Hines closes, "The investigation will be ongoing to see if there are any other factors that caused the accident." The teenager was released to his parents and has been charged with leaving the scene of the accident. D’Iberville Police ask that pedestrians always be aware of their surroundings, especially at night.
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