By Portia Williams
A two vehicle crash on Thursday at Sixth and Gay streets in downtown Portsmouth left one woman injured, and her vehicle damaged. The driver of the other vehicle allegedly fled the scene of the accident, and is currently being sought out by the Portsmouth Police Department (PPD).
Alexandria O’Bannion, of Portsmouth, the driver of a 2007 Cobalt, one of the vehicles involved in the crash, said she originally set out headed east on Sixth Street, when her car was struck by another vehicle. O’Bannion’s vehicle ended up facing west on Sixth Street as a result of the impact of the crash, the direction it was facing when authorities arrived at the scene.
“I had just stopped at a stop sign, I had come through the stop sign. I was nearly, completely across the intersection when I was hit,” O’Bannion said. “My car went into a complete 360, and my car came back around, I saw the other car flying away, headed northbound. It was a silver Cobalt.”
According to O’Bannion, a male witnessed the crash, and described the other driver as a young female. O’Bannion said she was the only one in her vehicle at the time of the crash.
Staff at the Records Department of PPD, informed The Daily Times that further information regarding the crash on Thursday, will be released on Monday. The crash remains under investigation by PPD.
Officer T. Stewart who came to the scene. Stewart has classified it as a hit/skip crash, and is seeking to locate the driver of the other vehicle that was involved.
Members of Life Medical Response and the Portsmouth Fire Department were at the scene, and assisted O’Bannion, who was transported to Southern Ohio Medical facility for further examination.
Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.