Woman arrested after hit-and-run involving motorized wheelchair

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Texarkana, Texas Police arrested Ciara Trotter yesterday morning after her vehicle struck an 85 year old man as he tried to cross Summerhill Road at New Boston Road in his motorized wheelchair. Trotter immediately fled the scene without stopping, leaving the man laying in the middle of the road.

Witnesses told police that the elderly man had waited for the light to turn green and was just starting across the road in the crosswalk when Trotter made a right turn off of New Boston Road and struck him. When Trotter failed to stop, one of the witnesses followed her to a nearby apartment complex and blocked her vehicle in a parking spot until officers could get there.

The man only had scrapes on his knees and hand, but his wheelchair was damaged pretty badly. He was transported to Christus St. Michael Hospital for treatment.

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Trotter was arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Injury. She also had five misdemeanor warrants that were served on her. She is currently being held in the Bi-State Jail, where her bond was set at $15,000 for the felony charge – plus another $1,208 for the five misdemeanor warrants.

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