Driver faces DUI, serious injury by vehicle charges in Manchester Expressway pedestrian accident

UPDATE:

07/13/17 10:30 a.m. — A Waverly Hall woman is in Muscogee County Jail Thursday morning after police say she hit a Manchester Expressway pedestrian while driving drunk.

A detailed police report shows 22-year-old Kelsey Hill was driving on Manchester Expressway near the intersection with Hamilton Road around 12:30 a.m. when the accident happened. The report says it appears a homeless man was standing on the center median and was trying to cross when Hill hit him outside the crosswalk.

The man, now identified as 61-year-old Richard Ramsey, suffered broken bones and extensive injuries to the neck and face. He remains at Midtown Medical Center in critical condition.

An officer who responded to the scene performed a breath test on Hill and arrested her on charges of DUI and serious injury by vehicle.

Tests performed at the jail show Hill had a blood alcohol level of 0.078.

She will appear in court at 8 a.m. Friday.


(ORIGINAL STORY)

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus Police confirm a pedestrian has been rushed to the Midtown Medical Center emergency room after being hit by a car on Manchester Expressway.

First responders on the scene say the unidentified victim is in critical condition. They add the call for an “accident with injuries” was reported shortly after midnight.

A News 3 reporter on the scene confirms parts of Manchester Expressway and 17th Avenue are blocked while police investigate.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates.

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