Louisville man arrested in connection with Jeffersonville hit-and-run crash that injured two pedestrians
The collision occurred on Nov. 25, at 1:30 p.m., near the intersection of Market Street and Pearl Street in Jeffersonville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jeffersonville Police say an arrest has been made in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which two pedestrians were struck last month.
The collision occurred on Nov. 25, at 1:30 p.m., near the intersection of Market Street and Pearl Street in Jeffersonville. The two pedestrians -- a woman and a child -- were taken to the hospital as a result of the injuries they sustained.
Jeffersonville Police say that, after an investigation, they determined that the hit-and-run driver was 40-year-old Clay William Armstrong, of Louisville, Kentucky.
A warrant was issued for his arrest on Dec. 10, and Armstrong was arrested at his Louisville home earlier today.
He is currently charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury, as well as two counts of reckless driving. At the time of this writing, Armstrong is being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
At the time of the accident, police said surveillance video of the incident led officers to a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer a few blocks away. The owner of the SUV told police who was driving it when the pedestrians were hit, according to a release.
"We just pulled up for lunch," one witness said. "Take some stuff off the truck. Seen this lady and four or five kids cross the street and I heard a truck or something coming down the road."
Witnesses say the car that hit them never stopped.
"I seen the little girl that got hit," said one witness. "She flew up in the air about 20 feet, and I just immediately ran over there...told my buddy to call 911, and I was over there holding her."
The 13-year-old was taken to Kosair Children’s hospital and was in stable condition that afternoon, while the woman was taken to University Hospital and was stable after surgery, according to police, at the time.
"I sat there and held onto her for five minutes or more until they showed up and gave my police report to three different officers," the witness said.
"He never stopped," the witness said. "He veered over towards them. The front part of his vehicle pinned her up against the pole when he hit it."
Police also expressed gratitude for the bystanders who provided assistance for the victims until first responders could arrive.
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