HOPEWELL (WRIC) – A woman has been arrested after a hit and run that sent six people to the hospital around 2:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
The driver of a silver Kia ran off the road and struck several pedestrians and a fence near Gloucester Drive and Bolling Drive. Six pedestrians were hit, ranging in age from age 4 to 34. All were transported to Southside Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Antonio Stanford witnessed the hit and run, which took place in Stanford's back yard, destroying his fence
"A lot of screaming and hollering and they look hurt," he says.
The Virginia correctional officer ran outside after hearing arguing and then the sound of a revving engine
What he found is a scene that will be with him a long time.
"Everybody was laid out all over," he says. "Day after Christmas and I see a child lying on the ground."
24-year-old Satesha Linton was taken into custody and charged with driving without a license and six counts of felony hit and run. Police say Linton had been in a physical altercation with some of the people she's accused of running down before the wreck.
This is not Linton's first run-in with the law. She has several convictions on her record including driving without a license. The victims of the hit and run all have non-life threatening injuries.
The accused hit and run driver will be arraigned on the charges against her at the Hopewell Courthouse on Monday.
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