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Man seriously injured in hit-and-run

By Mehgaan Jones

mjones@news-daily.com

The City of Morrow Police Department was searching, Thursday, for the driver responsible for an apparent hit-and-run, near Morrow City Hall, that left a man injured, lying in the roadway.

The incident occurred on Morrrow Road, in Morrow, according to police spokesman, Capt. James Callaway.

Police were did not immediately release the name of the 50-year-old Jonesboro man who was found lying on the side of the road unconscious, Wednesday evening.

According to Callaway, Morrow Police Lt. Bobby Mosteller, was patrolling on Morrow Road, when he noticed the man lying on the side of the road.

"The Lieutenant immediately rendered aid and called Morrow/Fire EMS," said Callaway.

The victim suffered severe head and leg injuries, he added.

"The victim was rushed to Southern Regional [Medical Center, in Riverdale] with substantial injuries," the police spokesman said.

He said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

"There were no witnesses on location, and the suspect had fled the area," he said. Callaway added that there was no description of a suspect, Thursday.

The driver responsible for the incident could face numerous charges, to include leaving the scene of an accident, and serious injury by vehicle, Callaway said.

City of Morrow traffic reconstructionists responded to the scene, to mark the area, and collect evidence, he said.

"Morrow Police did collect vehicle parts from the roadway and these parts contain numbers," said Callaway.

He added that police will process the evidence to try and determine the make and model of the vehicle involved in the incident.

"This will be done in collaboration with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Forensic Crime Lab," he said.

Morrow Road was shut down for more than an hour, while the investigation took place, according to the police spokesman.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run incident is asked to contact The City of Morrow Police Department, at (770) 961-4000.

"Your information can remain confidential," said Callaway.