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Charges filed against woman accused of hit-and-run of ambulance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An Elkview woman is facing charges in a hit-and-run incident that injured two employees of the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, said Capt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

Just before 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday, a Kanawha County Ambulance Authority vehicle was turning left from U.S. 119 north into the lot of Hardee's Restaurant in Big Chimney when a white Buick came across the parking lot at a high rate of speed and hit the ambulance.

The car hit the ambulance in the driver's door, injuring paramedic Thomas Robinson, 26, of Cross Lanes, and passenger Karrie Cunningham, 34, police said. At that time, records indicated that both were transported to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital. Robinson was treated and released, according to a hospital operator who had no records for Cunningham.

The white Buick sustained heavy damage on the front end and the driver fled north on U.S. 119. The car was found Friday evening and Lt. J.D. Meadows located Lisa Carol Walker, 45, of 176 Blue Creek Road in Elkview, Crosier said. She told Meadows she was intoxicated at the time of the crash, her car was illegal and she fled the scene. Walker is facing charges of hit and run, driving on a suspended license, and no insurance, said Crosier, who added additional charges may follow.


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