A woman who was crossing a street in a motorized chair was injured in a hit-and-run incident just off the north side of the downtown square Friday morning, said Gilmer Police Chief James Grunden.
The woman, who name was not immediately available, was crossing Titus Street at the intersection with Buffalo Street when she was struck by a northbound white Ford pickup with rails, Grunden said. She complained of pain in her hip, and was taken by ambulance to East Texas Medical Center--Gilmer, he said.
He said his department advised him that at least three eyewitnesses saw the incident, and that one said it appeared the pickup had a short wheel base. Police received a call at 10:26 a.m., he said.
Janice Hargrove, a secretary at the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce office on Buffalo Street near the crash scene, said she heard a noise and saw a truck "speeding off."
The incident was still under investigation near The Mirror's deadline Friday.