Lee’s Summit police said Oct. 5 that an arrest had been made in the hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a woman one morning earlier.
Lee’s Summit Police Sgt. Chris Depue said police took a suspect into custody and located the vehicle that allegedly struck the pedestrian. The suspect wasn’t identified, because charges are pending and police consider the investigation ongoing.
A woman was seriously injured after a vehicle struck her in the area of N.E. Lakewood Way, south of U.S. 40, between 6:50 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 4.
Police said the woman was walking beside the road when she was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound. The force of the impact threw the victim to the shoulder where a passing motorist and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper found her.
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The woman routinely walks in the area where the crash happened, according to Lee’s Summit police.
Police found a broken headlight and fragments at the scene of the crash. Based on information obtained from the headlight, police said they were able to narrow the vehicle type down to a 2004-2012 Ford E-Series van.
The woman, whose name was not released by police, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.