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Driver leaves scene of hit-and-run...twice

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  It is a busy downtown Columbus intersection- Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 10th Avenue. That is where police say a 54-year-old man was hit by a car and left on the side of the road.

Officers say Dale Thompson was walking across MLK Boulevard Thursday afternoon when he was struck by an oncoming car.

A witness tells police she saw the car hit Thompson, drive away then turn around and come back. She says she watched as the driver got out, dragged Thompson to the side of the road and drove off again.

We contacted the witness and she didn't want to go on camera but tells us she called 911 for Thompson as he tried roll himself further away from passing cars.

The UHAUL store at the corner says their surveillance cameras didn't capture any of the accident.

Thompson was taken to the Columbus Regional Medical Center with a broken right leg.

Now, police are searching for the driver who left the scene twice.

The car at the center of this twisted hit-and-run investigation is described as a small gray 2000's model SUV or station wagon.

Police say the driver faces a felony charge of Failure to Render Aid which includes leaving the scene of the accident.

Officials say even though he pulled the victim out of the road, he didn't make sure medical help was on the way.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Columbus Police Department's Hit-and-Run Unit at 706-225-4040.


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