Driver ac­cused of hit-run on flag­ger

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - — Lau­rie Ma­son Schroeder

Hellertown po­lice have charged a Beth­le­hem man with hit-and-run af­ter he al­legedly struck a flag­ger at a con­struc­tion site with his ve­hi­cle and drove away.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased Sun­day, po­lice say Christo­pher G. Weaver, 26, was driv­ing a truck tow­ing a trailer at the in­ter­sec­tion of Front and Wa­ter streets around 4 p.m. Sept. 28 when he was di­rected by a flag­ger to stop be­fore turn­ing left.

“The truck driver dis­re­garded the flag­ger’s di­rec­tion and turned left onto Wa­ter Street and struck the flag­ger with the front right pas­sen­ger’s side of the truck and con­tin­ued down the road and left the scene,” the state­ment says.

Wit­nesses gave po­lice in­for­ma­tion that led them to Weaver, and he was di­rected to re­turn to the scene, where he was taken into cus­tody on charges of leav­ing the scene of an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing in­jury. He was later re­leased on $8,000 un­se­cured bail, the re­port states.

The flag­ger was taken to an area hos­pi­tal for a med­i­cal eval­u­a­tion. Po­lice did not de­scribe the flag­ger’s in­juries in the re­port.

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