Driver flees, 4 injured in Ash Street collision

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 9:56 p.m. CDT
One driver fled the scene of a two-car accident at the corner of Ash Street and Ridgeway Avenue at around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters had to saw the roof off one of the vehicles to extricate the driver. Four people were injured in the accident.

COLUMBIA — The driver of a white Ford pickup truck fled on foot after his vehicle collided with another at Ash Street and Ridgeway Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday. The four occupants of the other vehicle — two women, a toddler and an infant — suffered significant injuries and were transported to a local hospital, police said.

Sgt. Bruce Houston of the Columbia Police Department confirmed that officers were "actively looking" for the other driver.

The Columbia Fire Department dispatched an extrication unit minutes after the accident. Witnesses to the aftermath described how the roof of the green Pontiac had to be sawed off to rescue the driver. A news release from the Columbia Fire Department said the extrication took about 20 minutes.

Supervising editor is Zachary Matson.

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Richard Saunders August 14, 2013 | 11:03 a.m.

Maybe if the police would report who the truck is registered to, then perhaps the public could help locate the driver? Or was it stolen, perhaps?

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