Asia Ashley Staff Writer
October 28, 2013
A woman who allegedly fled from a hit-and-run wreck this morning was airlifted to a Columbus hospital after overturning her vehicle nearby.
According to a Troup County 911 supervisor, they received a call at 9:57 a.m. about a hit-and-run that occurred at the intersection Vernon Street and Roanoke Road where a black colored Mazda reportedly rear-ended an older model Buick. The male driver of the Buick was taken to West Georgia Health for the minor injuries he sustained.
The driver of the Mazda, Shannon Cato, age unknown, of Troup County, crashed her vehicle four minutes later on Gordon Circle near Ethel Kight Elementary School.
According to Officer Chris Vines of the LaGrange Police Department, Cato’s vehicle struck a tree and went airborne and landed on its roof.
Cato did not appear to be seriously injured in the crash, but had apparently loss consciousness from the impact.
“She kept saying she didn’t know what happened and why was she on the roof,” said Vines.
Vines said that Cato was flown to the Columbus Medical Center, which is the policy of West Georgia Health, due to the patient having had loss consciousness.