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Hit and Run Sends Good Samaritan to Hospital

By Mallory Cooke
By mcooke@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.--A hit and run in north Jackson sent a man to the hospital Monday.

Police say the hit and run happened around 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ashport Road and Old Humboldt Road.

“It's just inexcusable for somebody to do a hit and run,” said Rick McAmish, a neighbor. “It's just a matter of time before that happens.”

Jackson police said the victim was trying to help another driver when an SUV hit him, then left the scene.

“Apparently, he had stopped to assist another citizen who’d been in a one car wreck,” said Lt. Ronald Adams with the Jackson Police Department.

Jackson police said they are looking for a white SUV. Investigators do not believe the vehicle has any damage on it.

Paramedics took the victim to a local hospital.

“As far as I know he was treated for minor injuries and released last night,” said Adams.

McAmish said he believes people drive too fast on Old Humboldt Road. He will not back out of the driveway because he says it is too dangerous.

“People don't pay attention,” said McAmish. “They're on their phones. They're reaching for stuff.”

Police said the driver of the SUV will likely be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

If you have any information about the hit and run, call the Jackson Police Department at (731) 425-8400 or Crimestoppers at (731) 424-8477 (TIPS).